Food Bank For New York City is in Albany today to participate in the first annual Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day. The advocates are joining colleagues from New York State’s seven other food banks. Officials plan to meet with State Legislators to discuss steps to preserve vital anti-hunger resources for New Yorkers.
Food Bank For New York City President & CEO Margarette Purvis praises Governor Cuomo, saying he has worked to - quote - "... make sure that our neighbors are not left exposed to the cruel whims of Washington.”
The advocacy day follows Governor Cuomo’s Tuesday announcement that the State will preserve $457 million in SNAP benefits for 300,000 households that would have seen their benefits slashed under cuts in the federal Farm Bill.