New Yorkers At Bronx Food Pantry Describe Need For Federal Stimulus Checks, $15 Minimum Wage; 'Got To Choose Between Rent, Food'The line at a food pantry in the Bronx wrapped around the building as lawmakers in Washington, D.C. got set to vote on President Biden's $1.9 trillion aid package.
Westchester To Distribute February SNAP Benefits EarlyPeople on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - or SNAP, the program once called food stamps - can receive their February benefits now, two weeks early, instead of waiting until next month.
Officials: 11,000 NJ Residents May Be Affected By Food Stamp ChangesChris Christie's administration announced the state is ending the waiver for "able-bodied" adults without dependents for the food stamp program.
NY, Conn. Up Heat Help In Food Stamp Cut End-RunConnecticut and New York are preserving more than a half-billion dollars in food stamp benefits by increasing home heating assistance by a several million dollars.
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.
Authorities: 16 Charged In NYC Food Stamp Fraud SchemeThe alleged fraud involves the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) food stamp program.
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.
New York Food Stamp Families Adjust As Benefit Cuts Kick InFor many New York families the reduction in benefits will mean finding other ways to put food on the table.
Xerox: Food Stamp Debit Card Glitch FixedA routine test of backup systems by Xerox sparked technical problems that shut down the states' electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, systems.
Electronic Food Stamp Cards Impacted By Xerox Computer System CrashThe company said that the trouble stemmed from a routine test and had nothing to do with the government shutdown.
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.
Sen. Chris Murphy Finishes Five Days On Food StampsFor five days, Murphy existed on a meager daily diet consisting mainly of ramen noodles, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.
Newark Mayor Booker Completes His Food Stamp ChallengeNewark Mayor Cory Booker has completed his challenge to live on food stamps for a week.
Newark Mayor Booker Says He Forgot Caffeine For Food Stamp ChallengeNewark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker has been living on food stamps since Tuesday, and realized a couple of days in that he forgot to buy products with caffeine when he shopped for the weeklong challenge.
Newark Mayor Booker Continues Food Stamp Challenge, Notes Difficulty Of Finding Healthy FoodMayor Booker said he has quickly learned that it is hard to eat healthy on what averages out to just over $4 per day in food.