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Queens Assemblymember leads coalition in push for higher SNAP benefits in NYS budget


Mar. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas is spearheading a campaign, alongside a coalition of business, public health, and agricultural advocacy groups, urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to increase the minimum benefit of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to $100 in New York’s fiscal year 2025 budget. The coalition’s push follows the Senate’s budget proposal for a minimum benefit of $50 per month and is made up of notable entities such as the Business Council, Instacart, the New York State Association for Rural Health, AARP, American Farmland Trust and the National Supermarket Association. This initiative is rooted…
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State report shows that food insecurity affects 31% of Queens adults

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Jan. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A new report from the state’s Department of Health found that 30.9% of Queens adults — the second-highest percentage among the five boroughs — self-reported that they were “always, sometimes or usually worried or stressed about having enough money to buy nutritious meals in the past 12 months.” Only the…
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Caregivers decompress at annual SNAP conference in Bayside


Nov. 17, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan More than 50 informal caregivers took a break from their responsibilities for a mix of education and fun at a caregiver conference hosted by Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP) on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Bayside’s Marabella restaurant.  Held annually during National Family Caregivers Month, the event allows caregivers…
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Flushing councilwoman to host event to help residents recover stolen SNAP, Cash Assistance benefits


Sep. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing Councilwoman Sandra Ung is partnering with the Human Resources Administration and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) to host an upcoming event to help residents file claims to recover stolen SNAP and Cash Assistance benefits. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, members of the Department of Social Services (DSS) Outreach Team will be at AAFE’s Flushing office, located at 133-29 41st Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist people with filing their benefit replacement claim.  Ung says she has heard from a number of her constituents who have had their benefits stolen, but suspects…
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Queens lawmakers celebrate passage of SNAP EBT skimming legislation

Jun. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall State Senator John Liu and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic on June 13 announced at the Food Emporium in Fresh Meadows the passage of their legislation that would require local businesses to post-consumer warnings of potential skimming of SNAP EBT cards. They were joined in their announcement by community organizations, the…
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