ALBANY -The Nourish NY program will receive $25 million to continue its programs in 2021, Governor Cuomo announced.
The initiative is aimed at ensuring that no New Yorker goes hungry, continues the commitment to purchase goods from New York State farmers and producers, protects the stability of the agricultural economy, and helps ensure that New York residents continue to access local nutritious foods.
As of December 1, 2020, Nourish NY has resulted in $26.4 million in purchases for 17 million pounds of food. More than one million households have received New York State products through food distributions and more than 4,000 farms have benefitted from the initiative.
“During this painful year, far too many New York families are experiencing food instability and hunger at a time when social services and community providers are stretched thin, ” Cuomo said. “New York State has long prioritized ending food insecurity and delivering healthy, fresh food to all New York families, through programs such as the Farm to Food Bank tax credit and the No Student Goes Hungry campaign, and we will continue to support the Nourish NY program to ensure the resiliency of our food system and that all families in New York retain access to healthy, locally grown food.”