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Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/delphien/2685012125/">Henry M. Diaz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Henry M. Diaz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Just how much NY farmers helped out food banks this year

New York's biggest lobbying group for agriculture, the New York Farm Bureau, is holding its annual meeting in Syracuse this week. And they kicked off the session with an impressive announcement: Farmers across the state donated 8.4 million pounds of food to food banks this year.  Go to full article
The Food Bank of Central New York will receive $380,000 of the governor's grant. Photo: Zach Hirsch
The Food Bank of Central New York will receive $380,000 of the governor's grant. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Food banks get pre-holiday boost

On November 1st, a boost to food stamps from the 2009 federal stimulus expired. For the millions of Americans who rely on food stamps, that meant a hole in their monthly food budget.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been urging New Yorkers to give to local food pantries, and as Zach Hirsch reports, his own office is leading by example.  Go to full article

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