March 4, 2009

Media Contact:
Michelle D. Bowen
518.463.3175 ext 101

MEDIA ADVISORY: Food Stamp Eligibility Expanded
Thousands More Will Receive Nutritional Assistance

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will be joined by state legislators and advocates at Albany Community Action Partnership’s Early Learning Center to announce that eligibility for the Food Stamp program is being expanded to certain low-income working families.

WHO: David A. Hansell, Commissioner, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
State Senator Daniel L. Squadron
Kathy Cloutier, Executive Director, Albany Community Action Partnership
Carol Saginaw, Executive Director of the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council
Linda Bopp, Executive Director of the Nutrition Consortium of New York State, Inc.
Susan C. Antos, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center
WHAT: Thousands of working families with significant child care costs may now qualify for nutritional benefits for the first time, due to an expansion of eligibility for the Food Stamp Program.
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: ACAP Early Learning and Head Start Center
25 Monroe Street
Albany, NY 12210
NOTES: The Early Learning Center is off of Chapel Street, by the Hampton Inn Parking Lot.







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