U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York wants to eliminate certain employment requirements to help students at public colleges access federal food assistance, or SNAP benefits.

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Connecticut will release $19 million on Thursday to low-income residents who are eligible for Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, known as SNAP benefits.

Food Pantry
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Nearly 75,000 community college students in New York are now eligible for food stamps.

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Nearly 100,000 households in Connecticut are set to receive emergency food assistance from the federal government this week.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more Connecticut residents to apply for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.