No Fingerprinting for Food
With one in six children in New York State living in a home without enough food, Governor Cuomo has called for a series of measures to prevent hunger throughout the state.
One way to combat child hunger is to increase the use of food stamps by eligible families with children. It is estimated that 30% of New Yorkers who are eligible for food stamps do not receive them, leaving over $2 billion in federal funds unclaimed every year.
To help these New Yorkers, the Governor will work to increase participation in food assistance programs by eliminating the stigma associated with programs and reducing barriers to participation, such as fingerprinting.