Limits to SNAP Eligibility: Our Response

Everyone in New York City and across the country should have access to the food they need to thrive.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a comment against the Administration’s harmful proposed rule to limit eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The second comment period closed on November 1.

If this rule goes into effect, it would take away SNAP from 3 million people across the country, including tens of thousands of New Yorkers. Additionally, nearly 1 million children could lose access to free school meals.

Food is a basic right, and we will not stand by while our most vulnerable neighbors face the threat of having food taken away. We must protect SNAP, which is the first line of defense against hunger and the cornerstone of our nation’s nutrition safety net. Thank you again for standing with us.

The Administration is now reviewing all the comments, which will likely take months. In the meantime, nothing changes for those eligible who or currently enrolled in SNAP. If you are currently enrolled in these programs, you should continue to access your benefits. If you are eligible and would like to apply for benefits, you should do so.  Visit New York City’s ACCESS HRA to apply. 

We will continue to monitor this issue, working closely with Feeding America and our partners across the city and country, and we will keep you updated as we learn more.