State needs to invest in program that connects people to SNAP benefits

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“Every week brings stark news of how the coronavirus pandemic has worsened hunger in New York state.

Because we know hunger will remain a challenge for the duration of the economic downturn, we need to re-double our efforts to enroll people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Many are newly eligible for benefits and need help applying. New York’s Nutrition Outreach and Education Program provides free, confidential services to help people learn about and apply for SNAP benefits”

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