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Top City Officials Critical Of D-SNAP Food Assistance Program

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Some top city officials are criticizing the handling of a program providing food assistance to Sandy victims.

The program, known as D-SNAP, allows residents living in 12 zip codes to apply.

They must do so in person by Wednesday in Downtown Brooklyn or New Dorp on Staten Island to be considered.

But Public Advocate Bill De Blasio says D-SNAP is falling short.

He is calling on the Human Resources Administration to add more locations, allow residents more time to apply, extend eligibility and provide more outreach so more people know about the program.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was also critical of the program and took exception with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision not to expand the program.

Bloomberg says it is the most responsible approach.

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