New York’s pandemic emergency SNAP benefits to end March 1
More than a million families in New York City will start to see a decrease in their SNAP benefits starting Wednesday.
According to the group No Kid Hungry, families can start to see a decrease in their benefits starting at $95 a month or more.
Those benefits were allotted to eligible families during the beginning of the pandemic.
Although there is no substitute for the SNAP benefits, No Kid Hungry is encouraging New Yorkers to look into other options to help put food on their tables.
They recommend reaching out to local food pantries and banks, or seeking further benefits that are being offered by the state of New York.
The decrease in the SNAP benefits will start March 1 for families who were eligible for the emergency allotment SNAP benefits.