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Civic Center »

City Workers Stole Over Half A Million Dollars in Public Funds: Officials

A dozen people were charged with public assistance fraud Thursday. 

Bed-Stuy »

Brooklyn Nonprofit Teaches How to Eat Healthfully on Just $4-a-Day

Author Leanne Brown wrote "Good and Cheap," which gives ideas for people living on food stamps.

Bed-Stuy »

State Food Stamp Aid Will Reduce Strain on City's Poor, Advocates Say

A new plan from Gov. Cuomo to restore SNAP benefits would help the city, advocates said.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Soup Kitchen Braces for Influx After Food Stamp Cut

St. John's Bread and Life already serves about 40,000 people a month.

East Harlem »

New York City's Food Pantries Are Stretched to the Brink

A new report says up to 1.4 million New Yorkers lived in households without enough food in 2012.

Prospect Heights »

Food Pantries Flooded as Food Stamp Benefits Are Cut

Over 300 people were served at a single food pantry in Prospect Heights in a two hour period.

Union Square »

City Offers $2 Bonus for New Yorkers Who Use Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

Expanding the 'Health Bucks' program is expected to greatly increase low-income people's produce access.

Port Morris »

FreshDirect Will Serve Entire Bronx and Take Food Stamps

Critics had slammed Fresh Direct for taking public subsidies, but only delivering to the north Bronx.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

Man Conned Food Stamp Recipients out of Thousands in Benefits, DA Says

Kenley Stanislas allegedly impersonated a social services agent to access their accounts.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Food Stamp Use Soars at Union Square Greenmarket

The Union Square Greenmarket is attracting a growing legion of food stamp shoppers.

Manhattan »

City Council Implores Administration to Boost Efforts Against Poverty

City Council members called on the administration to do more to combat poverty at a hearing Monday.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban for Food Stamps Rejected by USDA

The mayor and Gov. David Paterson had asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the 1.7 million New Yorkers who rely on food stamps from using them to buy sugary drinks.

Manhattan »

Huge Rise in Number of Manhattanites on Food Stamps, Report Says

The number of New York state residents on food stamps jumped 11 percent to three million over 2009.

Harlem »

Veggie Vans Slated to Sell Fresh Produce in East Harlem

Scott Stringer is expected to announce plans to have Veggie Vans visit senior centers and housing projects in East Harlem.

Manhattan »

Christine Quinn Introduces New 'Ground to Garbage' City Food Policy

Councilwoman Christine Quinn outlined a comprehensive "ground to garbage" approach for New York's food system.