Volunteers help with distributing food in Hempstead Village on April 23, 2020. (Photo: Nassau County Executive's Office/Island Harvest)
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State funds allow food banks to buy from upstate farmers

New York State will give $25 million to local food banks so they can purchase food from upstate farmers.

Island Harvest and Long Island Cares are slated to receive some of that money, part of a program called Nourish New York that was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week.

The program is aimed at connecting food banks with upstate farms that have been dumping milk and produce because of drops in demand from restaurants and other businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This initiative will help make sure that no one on Long Island goes without food,” said a post on the Island Harvest Facebook page.

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