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SNAP Helps Millions Of Low-Income Seniors

Nearly 67 million people in the United States are age 60 and older, and are eligible for a number of government programs designed to assist with basic life needs.  Despite their eligibility for these benefits, about 6.3 million seniors, or 9 percent of seniors, live...

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SNAP Helps Millions Of Low-Wage Workers: Crucial Financial Support Assists Workers In Jobs With Low Wages, Volatile Income And Few Benefits

For millions of Americans, work doesn’t provide enough income for them to feed their families. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that SNAP (formerly food stamps) provides workers with low pay and often fluctuating incomes with crucial additional monthly income to help put food on the table.  It also helps workers get by while they’re between jobs.  

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May 2017 Organizational Newsletter

NYS Anti-Hunger Conference update: Registration deadline extended to May 10 There's still time to register for the NYS Anti-Hunger Conference May 17 in Albany. Event highlights include: Keynote address by nationally recognized anti-hunger advocate James...

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Farmers’ Markets Accept SNAP Benefits

Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet but they’re not always easy to come by. Many low-income New Yorkers lack access to a supermarket that stocks a variety of produce and must rely on what they can purchase at convenience stores....

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