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NY Making $4.5M More Grants For Food Banks

"Everything helps," he said of the grants announced Monday. He and other advocates plan Tuesday to unveil an agenda proposing a series of measures for a new state anti-hunger task force to pursue. They include requiring schools to provide nutritious free breakfasts and lunches to all children, simplifying the food stamp program and increasing access by those who are eligible a¿¿ including about 500,000 seniors a¿¿ and raising the minimum wage from $12 to $15 with indexing for inflation. The agenda also seeks to provide tip workers the same minimum wage.

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