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New Yorkers Could See Food-Aid Cuts

New Yorkers Could See Food-Aid Cuts
ALBANY (WENY---About 300,000 households across the empire state could lose an average of $90 dollars a month in federal help buying food under the farm bill that recently passed the Senate.

An anti-hunger advocacy group is now lobbying congress to avert similar action in the house where the republican chairman of the agriculture committee is considering cuts more than three times as large.

The food bank of the southern tier anticipates the cutbacks would increase demand on the 160 soup kitchens and food pantry the organization serves across the Southern Tier.

A New Yorkfamily of four can qualify for snap if their annual income is under $29,064.