ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Additional federal funding will buoy food assistance programs for children in New York State. On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced about $2.2 billion in federal food assistance for children who were unable to access free school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For many families across the state, free school meals provide a critical stop-gap and the ongoing pandemic has only made it harder for those already grappling with food insecurity,” stated Governor Cuomo. “This funding will help school children throughout our state access critical food assistance at a time when so many families are trying to make ends meet.”

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