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June 21, 2017
"Access of food that stays in the hospitals  and the schools, voluntarily will be given to some of the food banks and the food pantries in the State of New York," said Assistant Speaker Ortiz as he explained his vote for bill A2409B to help encourage the establishment of voluntary programs to assist and facilitate the ability of school districts and institutions of higher learning to donate excess unused food items from their school meal programs to voluntary food assistance programs, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community and not-for-profit organizations that distribute food to the poor and disadvantaged A2409B