Post Tagged with: "SNAP"

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Food Bank’s network serves around 1.4 million New Yorkers per year. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

NYC Food Pantries at ‘Crisis’ Level

Food, New York, Social Services February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With “draconian cuts” looming for food assistance programs, a Food Bank for New York City report forecasts a grim future for city pantries, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo by Melanie Dunea via the Food Bank of NYC)

More Meal Gap Challenges Ahead in NYC

Black, Food, Manhattan, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

The Amsterdam News checks in on the West 116th Street location of the Food Bank of NYC.

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(Photo by a.tanski, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Elderly Koreans Spending Less After SNAP Cuts

East Asian, Economy, Queens, Seniors June 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Elderly Koreans say they’re spending less, and local Korean businesses are noticing, reports The Korea Times.

Gino Enggasser, 57, a volunteer at the food pantry at the Church of The Mediator. The food pantry at the church is run by the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food and Hunger Project. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press

A Year After SNAP Cuts

Bronx, Social Services October 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Almost a year since $5 billion in SNAP benefits were slashed, more low-income Bronx residents are turning to food pantries. But in the borough with the highest levels of food insecurity – which also faces an “obesity crisis” – food pantries have been scrambling to feed locals, reports The Riverdale Press.

Arsene Ortega is one of the 1.9 million SNAP recipients in New York who have suffered cuts in their benefits. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario/La Prensa)

New SNAP Reductions Cut Deeper

Food, Government, Latino, Social Services February 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Ana Nieto of El Diario/La Prensa checked on the impact the latest round of SNAP cuts is having.

The $420 that Silvina Azuara earns every month as a cashier is not enough to cover the basic living necessities. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Low-income Latino Families Hang by a Thread

Labor, Latino December 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

A new study says that about 50 percent of low-wage service workers in NYC barely earn $27,000 a year, which pays for about two-thirds of their basic needs, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Bronx bodega Gourmet Deli offers a credit system to the customers it knows best who need it the most. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Hard Times Force More to Buy ‘on Credit’

Business, Latino, Social Services December 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Economic hardship has encouraged use of “on credit” purchases at bodegas, where customers may be allowed to defer payment for no more than $100 worth of purchases a week until a paycheck or pension check arrives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Ethnic Menus, Feeding the Needy Mark Thanksgiving

Featured Posts, Food, Traditions November 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

An ethnic press roundup shows the many ways Thanksgiving is being observed across the NY area.

Rosario Arvelo receiving groceries at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa).

Many Can’t Afford Turkey for Thanksgiving

Economy, Food, Latino, Social Services November 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Unemployment, low wages and cuts to food stamp programs are making families struggle to make ends meet. Even charity organizations can’t provide proper Thanksgiving meals for those in need, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

New York, Social Services November 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Food banks face troubles ahead in the wake of cuts to federal food stamps programs.

(Photo by Clementine Gallot, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Pantries Feel Pinch of Looming SNAP Cuts

Brooklyn, Food, Government, Social Services, Women July 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

With the advent of summer, Brooklyn food pantries see a surge in visitors, with almost two-thirds already reporting supply shortages, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. With cuts to the the food assistance program on the horizon, the Food Bank for New York City is bringing awareness to what the cuts would mean.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cuts to Food Benefits Could ‘SNAP’ New Yorkers

Food, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would devastate the city’s poorest families, 19 percent of whom are Latino. Some of them speak to El Diario-La Prensa about their already draining situation