Gov. Cuomo Sending Emergency Aid to Food Banks, Only $1.1M to Southern Tier


We told you late last week about the increasing demand on local food pantries during the COVID-19 crisis. At that time, we said Gov. Andrew Cuomo had promised emergency money to food pantries. Now, Cuomo says the checks are in the mail.

Listen to Gov. Cuomo comment on food pantry aid

According to a news release from the governor’s office, $1.1 million is targeted for the Southern Tier region … that’s the second lowest amount among eight regions in the state. Of the $25 million total, $18 million will be doled out to the four downstate regions.