NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Yorkers are feeling the pinch just one week after cuts hit food stamp benefits.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.READ MORE: Prisoner Escapes From Custody At Bellevue Hospital
“Food stamps make up the first line of defense,” Margarette Purvis with the Food Bank For New York City said. “You cannot treat charity and government as interchangeable entities. We are not.”