Three times a week, the $45 Real Bronx Tours bus ride took visitors past food-pantry lines, a housing project and a park a guide described as a pickpocket hangout.
The Hunger Action Network report shows that two-thirds of food pantries and soup kitchens have reported a drop in food donations while the majority of them said they served more people last year.
The data was compiled before superstorm Sandy struck, which caused a surge in demand for food banks. The organization said the natural disaster illustrates the need for food relief in disasters.
Over the past few years donations have dropped between 25 and 30 percent, but the number of people in need has increased over 50 percent since 2008.
This Sunday, 1010 WINS co-sponsored the Action against Hunger Food Drive in northern New Jersey, as the largest food pantry in Paterson was struggling to fill its shelves.
Two food pantries in New Jersey are asking the public for help before they run out of much-needed food items.
Ninety-year-old Florence D’Imperio appeared at Harrison Municipal Court Tuesday to answer charges she stole from a food pantry.
Christina Rohatynski, the director of the county-wide food bank, was mystified by the thefts of donated food.
More than 400 volunteers came to the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn to server over 2,000 New Yorkers a hot meal on Christmas day.
In the summertime, fresh garden produce is growing everywhere – even novice backyard gardeners can have a surplus of nutritious vegetables. But what to do with all that extra zucchini?
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