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Over $230 Million in Additional Food Assistance Announced for December


New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New Yorkers enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for December.

Households participating in SNAP will now receive a supplemental allotment for the month. This includes households already receiving a maximum level of benefits. This results in nearly $234 million dollars of federal funding into the state economy.

“These additional benefits have continued to help struggling New Yorkers keep themselves and their families fed throughout the pandemic and now in the face of higher grocery prices due to global inflation,” Governor Hochul said. “The $234 million for SNAP will provide relief to New Yorkers in need during the holiday season and cold winter months when household budgets are especially strained.”

Households enrolled in SNAP can see the extra benefits by this Thursday, December 22nd.

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