Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.
DA: East Harlem Deli Ran $2.7 Million Welfare ScamThe neighborhood customers, who preferred to use their benefit cards to get cash, cigarettes or alcohol, found a willing cohort in the unscrupulous deli owner, prosecutors said.
Gwyneth Paltrow Incurs Internet Backlash Over Hunger Awareness ChallengeIn an effort to raise awareness for hunger, Paltrow she would live on the amount equal to $1.38 per meal for the week.
NYC Food Bank Use Skyrockets Following SNAP Cuts, Report SaysMore and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.
NYC Food Bank Head: 40% Of Veterans Need Food Assistance 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.
Cut To Food Stamp Benefits Hitting New YorkersNearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary DrinksThe 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.
Food Stamps Available Next Week For Some N.J. Residents Affected By SandyMost low-income New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy may apply for emergency food stamps next week.
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