Hochul signs law to expand SNAP benefits to restaurants


Governor Kathy Hochul appeared at the Brownsville Recreation Center Oct. 4 to sign legislation that guarantees SNAP recipients the opportunity to purchase prepared meals at restaurants. 

Sponsored by Assemblymember Karines Reyes, the bill mandates that the state enroll in the federal Restaurant Meals Program.

“From the New York State Department of Health, to New York’s network of food banks across the state, they will provide, they will be able to purchase from the restaurant to get it out to the people they serve,” Hochul said. “It’s that simple.”