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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the state’s largest nutrition assistance program, helping more than 2.5 million New Yorkers put food on their table each month.

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SNAP Program


The Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under age five with healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition advice, and referrals to other helpful services. Dads, grandparents, and caregivers can also apply for children in their care.

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WIC Program

School Meals

The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs help ensure children are well nourished and ready to learn. These federally-funded programs serve students in public and nonprofit private schools, and residential child-care institutions.

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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

P-EBT provides food benefits to children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals and are learning remotely.

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Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals and snacks to children and teens ages 18 and under when school is not in session.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP offers reimbursement to eligible afterschool programs, child care centers, and home-based child care providers to serve nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.

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