UWNYC Applauds Gov Cuomo’s Move to Eliminate Finger Imaging Requirement for Food Stamp Applicants


Gordon Campbell, President and CEO of United Way of New York City, today issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that New York State will end the finger imaging requirement for all food stamp applicants in New York State:

“United Way of New York City applauds Governor Cuomo for eliminating the finger imaging requirement for food stamp applicants.  This is absolutely the right thing to do, and we’ve long fought to end this onerous requirement on New York’s neediest.   As the largest administrator of funding for food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City, every day we see the deep hunger of those in need.  We are grateful that there will now be one less barrier to getting food for families that truly need it.  At a time when hunger is such a severe and pervasive problem throughout New York, this policy change is crucial. ”