Emergency Food Access

WIC: Due to restocking issues, WIC vendors in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk are allowed to fill partial WIC checks (for example, if they have milk, but not bread) to enable WIC recipients to get food where they can find it. WIC vendors can call 646-530-2490 for more information.

SNAP/Food stamps update: The federal government has authorized that every current SNAP recipient in the New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties (as well as Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester Counties) automatically will get an additional 50% of their October benefit amount placed on their EBT cards.

The federal government will also allow SNAP recipients to purchase hot foods and hot food products with SNAP benefits, and to consume them on-premise, where practical, through November 30, 2012.