Extra Cash Starts Saturday For New York City Residents Who Receive SNAP BenefitsEvery person enrolled in SNAP will get the maximum benefit level this month. That adds up to $835 for a family of four.
New York State Providing Residents With Additional $230 Million In Food AssistanceEvery person enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, will get the maximum level of food benefits this month. That's $835 for a family of four.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces Legislation Expanding SNAP Eligibility For College StudentsUnder the legislation, 470,000 New York college students would qualify for food assistance.
Citi Bike Offering Free Month Of Membership For NYCHA Residents, SNAP RecipientsCiti Bike is offering a free month of membership to New Yorkers who live in public housing or receive food stamps.
Food Stamps And Online Grocery Shopping About To MixA two-year government pilot program has launched to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online.
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.