A new plan from Gov. Cuomo to restore SNAP benefits would help the city, advocates said.
St. John's Bread and Life already serves about 40,000 people a month.
A new report says up to 1.4 million New Yorkers lived in households without enough food in 2012.
Over 300 people were served at a single food pantry in Prospect Heights in a two hour period.
Expanding the 'Health Bucks' program is expected to greatly increase low-income people's produce access.
Critics had slammed Fresh Direct for taking public subsidies, but only delivering to the north Bronx.
Kenley Stanislas allegedly impersonated a social services agent to access their accounts.
The Union Square Greenmarket is attracting a growing legion of food stamp shoppers.
City Council members called on the administration to do more to combat poverty at a hearing Monday.
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.
The number of New York state residents on food stamps jumped 11 percent to three million over 2009.
Scott Stringer is expected to announce plans to have Veggie Vans visit senior centers and housing projects in East Harlem.
Councilwoman Christine Quinn outlined a comprehensive "ground to garbage" approach for New York's food system.
Gillibrand was reportedly "still looking" at a plan to remove sugary drinks from the list of acceptable food stamp purchases.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson want to ban sugary drinks from food stamp eligibility.
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