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Source: http://nypost.com/2015/11/21/new-york-is-the-second-most-expensive-state-in-the-us/ By John Aidan Byrne  |   November 21, 2015 | 9:10pm New York is leading the nation — in the number of local food pantries and soup kitchens, that is. With one in six working New Yorkers now showing up on the doorsteps of food charities, a new study ranks the Empire State

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More than 47 million Americans rely on SNAP (Food Stamps) to keep food on the table. SNAP is also a fast and effective economic stimulus, benefiting every link of the food chain. Decisions made in Washington between now & November will determine whether cuts to SNAP will create new hardships for low income Americans &

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When will I see the drop in benefits?  Cuts go into effect on November 1, 2013, so the SNAP benefit amount you  receive will be less starting in November. This is a permanent benefit cut.  How much will my total benefit cut be? SNAP benefits are based on monthly household income, expenses and household size.

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The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger depends on volunteers to help run our supermarket style food pantry, to pack the trucks for our mobile pantries in Coney Island and Far Rockaway, to maintain our urban farm, and to facilitate our community nutrition programs. All told, they contribute about 1,500 hours of community service every month! We

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During our series of lessons about heart health, participants in Health 360 learned that inflammation may be a significant contributing factor to heart disease. Although the inflammatory response is an important part of the body’s immune system, it can cause problems when it’s overactive. There are foods with anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against these negative health effects. Some of

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