Manhattan TimesOn June 28, the HRA stopped offering assistance for SNAP benefits at its St. Nicholas Center. The center served about 90 individuals per day. In recent weeks, the Safety Net Project spearheaded an effort to keep the center from closing. We organized petition letters and rallied community advocate walks.
The Chief LeaderKiana Davis, a benefits advocate at SNP, discusses the de Blasio administration's use of misleading data to support their closing of an East Harlem snap center. “We think the city has made some misleading statements justifying the closure,” she said during a phone interview. “And we find their statistics highly problematic.”
PatchKiana Davis, our benefits advocate at SNP, speaks with Patch.com about the closure of Central Harlem's food stamp office and its negative effect on the most vulnerable benefits recipients.
Capitalizing on Justice featured the works of incarcerated artists from across the nation, using their talents to express the ways they and their loved ones have been commodified.