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State, HelloFresh extend veterans' meal program

Jan 28, 2021 5:45 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics New York State and the meal kit company HelloFresh is extending a program that supplies free meals to veterans and military families struggling with food insecurity during the pandemic. The partnership will continue into the second quarter of 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wed., Jan. 27, announced. "Far too many service members in our communities have been forced to endure obstacles during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, sadly, one of those has been a lack of food," Cuomo said. The program started in July and so far has delivered 200,000 meals to veterans and their families living in New York City. The pandemic has created a spike in unemployment and an economic crisis, leading to long lines at food banks around the country. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.