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New York Food Banks Plea To Raise Minimum SNAP Benefits

With the end of SNAP benefits, people will be forced to rush to food pantries and food banks to feed themselves. 

September 12, 2023

The minimum monthly allowance provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is $23 per month which is quite low. Consequently, New Jersey recently passed a law to raise the minimum SNAP allowance to $95. 

A new bill was also introduced by a state assembly member, Jessica Gonzalez, to distribute monthly SNAP benefits to eligible individuals and families equal to the difference between a household’s federal SNAP benefit and $95. 

A report released in March brings to light the rate of hunger. The rate of hunger is quite high i.e. 10.8%. 2.9 Million households enrolled in SNAP might witness an end to these benefits from next month. 

The end of SNAP benefits will persuade families and individuals to turn to food pantries to fulfill their nutritional needs and hunger. Most parents have to skip their meals so that they can afford a meal for their children.

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Arbetter Susan. “New York State Food banks pushing to raise minimum SNAP Benefit”. Spectrum Local News, September 5, 2023, 

New York food banks pushing to raise minimum SNAP benefit (spectrumlocalnews.com)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021