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State gives food banks an extra $4.5M

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New York is awarding $4.5 million in additional grants for food banks to help offset the 5 percent cut in the federal food stamps program that began this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The 15 percent increase in the state program, described as holiday season grants, will be distributed through 46 organizations intended to reach about 2,600 food banks and other emergency providers statewide, Cuomo said. The federal program cut amounts to about $300 ...


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