New York City - NYC Gets 13% Increase in Food Stamps from Stimulus
New York City - Poor New Yorkers will get a 13 percent increase in their monthly food stamp grants from funding in the economic stimulus package.
The increase amounts to a monthly increase of $63 for a family of three, and $80 for a family of four, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that food stamp households will receive the new increase by mid-April.
The new funding comes from the stimulus legislation signed recently by President Barack Obama. The city says it will bring an extra $25 million a month to food stamp households in New York.
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