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Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke Calls For Immediate Expansion Of D-Snap Benefits For Those Affected By Recent Storm

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (D) is calling on the Federal Government to extend D-SNAP Benefits (Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) for those who have been unable to go to work following the snowstorm that paralyzed a large portion of Erie County.

  “Many of the people affected by this historic storm live paycheck to paycheck” said Burke.  “Not being able to work for an entire week has compounded the economic strain that these families face every day. With the Holidays fast approaching, these people need immediate income relief. This will not only help individuals and families at this time of need, but will also generate income for many businesses in  the areas of the County most affected by  the storm.”