first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Jeffrey Parkinson / USAFALBANY – At Monday’s daily Coronavirus briefing, New York State Governor Cuomo says there will be $25 million in emergency funding going to food banks across the state.He is also asking any philanthropists that can donate funding to contact the governor’s office at [email protected] banks across New York State have seen a surge in demand. Here is a breakdown by region:40-60% increase across Upstate New York40% increase on Long Island100% increase in New York City200% increase in WestchesterCuomo also announced the creation of the Nourish New York Initiative, which will purchase food and products from upstate farms and direct those products to food banks across New York State. The state is also partnering with companies like Cabot, Chobani, and Upstate Niagara, as well as the Dairy Famers of America, to purchase excess milk and dairy products, like cheese, and then give those products to the state’s food banks.last_img read more