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    Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Million in Emergency Food Assistance Grants for This Holiday Season

    CUOMO PAULE365New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $4.5 million in grants to help 2,600 emergency food providers throughout New York State respond to an increased need for food assistance following the recent reduction in federal SNAP benefits… that has impacted 3.1 million New Yorkers. The Governor also encouraged New Yorkers and businesses to donate food or volunteer at a local food bank this holiday season. Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank will receive $245,392 to support our network of 590 community-based food pantries and soup kitchens respond to increased demand in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The complete article can be viewed at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/11252013-emergency-food-assistance-grants

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