The Need for Online SNAP Payments

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has come a long way since 1939, when the first food stamp recipients stood in lines that were thousands of people deep. In the past nearly 80 years of its existence, the program has undergone many important changes. In 1964, President Johnson made the Food Stamp Program permanent, …

The Health Benefits of a Tax

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By Chideraa Ukeje, Policy Associate Obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay are just a few of the health consequences that result from sugary drink consumption. The good news is that over the last 20 years, sales of soda have plummeted by 25% in the United States. Public health experts have spent years fueling the discussion about how excess sugar can impact …

Farm to Food Bank: A Bill That Will Benefit Many

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Over 2.6 million New Yorkers are food insecure and depend on the Emergency Food Assistance Program for their food. Unfortunately, the number of food insecure people in New York and across the country is only increasing. In April 2016, hundreds of thousands of unemployed people lost their SNAP benefits when states brought back pre-recession …

Everyone Deserves to Eat Healthy: How NYC is Bringing Fresher, Higher Quality Food to All

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Park Slope Key Food, Flushing Met Foods, Clinton Hill Key Food, Williamsburg Key Food, Gowanus Pathmark, Boerum Hill Met Foods, Washington Heights Associated, East Harlem Pathmark, Chelsea Associated, Park Slope Eagle Provisions, Upper East Side Food Emporium, City Fresh… And so begins the list of grocery stores that have closed across New York City …

“Healthy and Affordable food is my right!” East Harlem fights for food access as another local supermarket loses lease

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On Friday July 22nd, with the sun beating down overhead, a large crowd filled the sidewalk and spilled over onto the street in front of City Fresh Food Market on 116th St., East Harlem. The crowd, part of a rally organized by the National Supermarket Association (NSA), was largely comprised of local Harlem residents who had shown up to protest …