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Big boost to SNAP food assistance coming to New York families



New York – This month people enrolled in the SNAP benefits program will be getting the maximum level of food assistance benefits.

According to officials, it brings approximately $234 million in federal funding into the state’s economy.

“Far too many households continue to grapple with food insecurity, and in many instances, these struggles are a direct result of the economic toll inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Hochul said. “As we continue to build back our state’s economy better than it was before, these maximum food benefits will help put food on New Yorkers’ tables, while also providing local retailers and related businesses with a welcome infusion of capital.”

Even those who are at, or near the $835 monthly benefit maximum will receive a $95 boost.

By June 17, the extra benefits should arrive.