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Food bank receives grant to support SNAP outreach

County The Food Bank of Central New York announced on Monday a $51,700 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in central and northern New York through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education and outreach. SNAP is the largest federal assistance program working to fight hunger in America. More than 70 percent of SNAP benefits go to households with... 4:00pm 07/25/17

State tops nation in highway safety effort, report claims

County New York is the top state in the nation in taking steps to reduce injuries and fatalities on its roadways, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says. No state has taken as many steps to curtail the number of crashes as the Empire State, the NHTSA report says. As a result, New York had one of the lowest rates of traffic fatalities per... 4:00pm 07/25/17

Red Cross cites critical summer blood shortage

County Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed, the Red Cross said today. After issuing the emergency call, the Red Cross has experienced a 30 percent increase in blood donation... 4:00pm 07/25/17