Sunday’s effort kicked off a campaign in New York City called Feeding Our Neighbors, which will run through Feb. 1.
Tis the season to give, but this year there is a shortage at local food pantries.
More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.
The religious charities have partnered to help New York soup kitchens and food pantries in this time of higher demand partly due to superstorm Sandy.
The shelves are empty at the Packanack Community Church, but officials there remain hopeful as donations slowly came in on Sunday morning.
The cost of food, couple with a tough economy, is driving more people to seek help from local food pantries, not just in the city but even in the affluent suburbs.