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Grant Will Help The Hungry In NYC

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Groups that help the hungry and the elderly in New York City have received a $2 million grant.

The initiative will have a special focus on households with children, the working poor, and senior citizens.

Among other things, a Food Policy Council will be formed to connect efforts in the non-profit, public and private sectors.

The grant was announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

1010 WINS Reporter Kathleen Maloney spoke with food pantry organizers.

The partnership includes the AARP Foundation, City Harvest, and the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City.

It also includes the Food Bank For NYC, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Other participants are the City Department for the Aging, and Public Health Solutions through the United Way of New York City.

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