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Over $200 Million Dollars in Additional Food Assistance For August


New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that an additional $234 million dollars in additional food assistance will be available for August for those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Those enrolled will now be able to receive the maximum amount of food benefits for August.

All households that are taking part in SNAP, including those already at the maximum level of benefits will now receive a supplemental allotment this month.

“No New Yorker should face the prospect of not being able to provide adequate food to feed their household,” Governor Hochul said. “These added benefits help to alleviate this aching concern for hundreds of thousands of individuals and families still struggling to make ends meet amid the ongoing economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Those taking part in SNAP shall see the extra benefits through Friday, August 19th.

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