Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

NYC Food Bank

NYC Food Bank Use Skyrockets Following SNAP Cuts, Report Says

More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.

01/22/2014

NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Volunteers prepare meals at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen April 29, 2008, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

11/10/2013

Local officials speak out against the cut to food stamp benefits from the Food Bank For New York City warehouse in the Bronx, Nov. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cut To Food Stamp Benefits Hitting New Yorkers

Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

11/08/2013

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary Drinks

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.

06/19/2013

Older, traditional food stamps later replaced by EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards (credit: File/Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Food Stamps Available Next Week For Some N.J. Residents Affected By Sandy

Most low-income New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy may apply for emergency food stamps next week.

11/19/2012