Speaker Heastie Statement on Funding for Food Banks

During this global pandemic, the Assembly Majority knows that New Yorkers are facing challenging times. This virus has threatened more than just our health – it has brought tremendous economic hardship, including food insecurity.

For an increasing number of New Yorkers, food banks have become essential to feeding their families. The Assembly Majority fought hard to have funding for these organizations included in the budget.

I applaud Governor Cuomo for getting this money to our food banks. As we work together to overcome this health crisis, we will continue to put families first.