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Have you seen these meals?

100 million meals are missing in NYC. If legislation passes,
an additional 200 million meals will be lost.


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hungry New Yorkers

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Can you survive on $1.50 per meal? That's the average amount New Yorkers
receive for SNAP benefits and they are about to get cut. Consider
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Our country's first line of defense against hunger – Food Stamps (SNAP) – is under the greatest threat seen in decades.

1.9 million people in New York City depend on SNAP to put food on the table. However, SNAP only provides $1.50 per meal and many turn to food pantries and soup kitchens when their benefits don't last the month.

In November, sweeping cuts to SNAP benefits will take effect. As if this isn't bad enough, both the Senate and House Farm Bill proposals threaten even deeper cuts to SNAP. These cuts could take away more than 200 million meals from low-income New Yorkers per year. Women and children, who make up 80% of SNAP recipients, will be impacted the most.

These proposals would take a lifeline away from millions of people and drive more New Yorkers to food pantries and soup kitchens already experiencing food shortages. This will leave vulnerable children, veterans, seniors and families with nowhere to turn.

The ripple effect on our city with $15 million less per month being spent will be catastrophic. We have a looming crisis on our hands like we have never seen before and we need your help. For more detailed information about this issue, read the policy brief here.


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