Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.
Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, tried to raise awareness abut the plight of former service members during a speech in the Bronx on Sunday.
Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.
Most low-income New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy may apply for emergency food stamps next week.