$200 Million Made Available In Food Assistance For New Yorkers

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ALBANY (WENY) – $200 million has been made available in food assistance in the empire state this month.

All New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are set to receive the maximum amount of food benefits in July.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says “the pandemic exposed glaring inequalities in food access across the state and only made it harder for the many families who were already struggling with food insecurity.”

Households that received less than $95 per month in emergency allotment can now expect a minimum of $95 a month. Some SNAP households started seeing benefits Tuesday.


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