New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announces that an amount of $234 million will be allotted for SNAP benefits this November through February.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Announcement on SNAP Benefits
Most of the New Yorkers rely on SNAP benefits to purchase amidst the higher inflation rate that affected their purchasing power. Recently, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that an amount of $234 million is intended for SNAP from November to February 2023.
According to a published article on the official website of Gov. Kathy Hochul, the SNAP beneficiaries will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for November. Additionally, those who are receiving the maximum level benefits will also receive a supplemental allotment this month.
She said “SNAP is one of our greatest tools in addressing food insecurity among New Yorkers, especially those who are still suffering from the economic fallout caused by the pandemic. These funds will help New Yorkers purchase healthy, nutritious food for themselves and their families while freeing up resources for other household needs.”
Officials Released Statements
Daniel Tietz, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner, said “We are pleased to continue working with our federal partners to maximize monthly benefits for all SNAP recipients in New York State. This will help hundreds of thousands of hard-working New Yorkers struggling to put food on the table to keep their families healthy and well-fed.”
Likewise, Rep. Joe Morelle also said, “We have a duty to ensure families are able to provide for their children and put food on their tables. I appreciate Governor Hochul’s efforts to interrupt the cycle of poverty by extending emergency supplemental SNAP benefits to New Yorkers. I look forward to our continued work together to increase access to healthy meal options and strengthen the future of our community.”
Furthermore, SNAP is a very important aid for New Yorkers amidst the ongoing economic recovery. The state has injected more than $2 billion since January this year.