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Monday, January 5, 2009
THE GOVERNOR IS COMING TO TOWN!
Click here! Tom Wanamaker of the WDT has the details.
YESTERDAY THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED MORE AID TO FOOD BANKS
New York State is taking further steps toward assisting the State’s most vulnerable residents by authorizing a one-time, $1 million emergency increase in funding for regional food banks across New York.
While visiting the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in Latham last week, Gov. David Paterson also announced that New York has received an additional $364 million in federal funding for the State’s Food Stamp Program over the last 15 months.
As more New Yorkers are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet, it is critical to ensure that the most vulnerable residents have sufficient access to food and nutritional supports, the Governor’s office says. The state is seeing an increase in food stamp applications from populations that have not traditionally had high enrollment rates, including the elderly, individuals with disabilities, families with children, head of household college students and the unemployed.