Emergency allotments for food assistance end on Wednesday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — More than 1.6 million households across New York State will lose emergency allotments under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Wednesday, March 1.

The emergency allotments increased during the pandemic to reduce food insecurity. Every SNAP household will get at least $95 a month less but some will see reductions of $250 or more according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The average person will receive about $90 a month less in SNAP benefits. You can learn more here.

Mark Dwyer, the communications director at Foodlink, spoke to News10NBC about how the change will affect food security in Rochester. You can see our interview with him in this story.