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Advocates Call For End Of 'Demonization' Of Homeless People In NYCElected officials and others say the city's homeless should not be blamed for any quality of life issues and claim the media is dehumanizing those who sleep on the streets.
Advocates Call On Mayor To Make Good On Pledge To Make Classroom Breakfasts Available In NYC SchoolsAdvocates stood in front of City Hall Tuesday to say Mayor Bill de Blasio is not keeping a campaign pledge to make free breakfasts available in New York City classrooms.
Survey: 1 In 6 New Yorkers Can't Afford Enough FoodA new report shows that more and more people are coming to the doors of New York City's 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries.
Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state's population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.
NYC Honors MLK Day Through Service Projects, CommemorationsKing was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.
Survey: Many NYC Residents Living Without Enough To EatThe survey found the problem was greatest in the Bronx. Thirty-six percent of residents and 49 percent of children there didn't have enough money for balanced meals from 2010 through 2012.
Sandy To Mean Greater Struggle For Already Strapped Food BanksFood banks were strapped financially before superstorm Sandy, but they're now trying to cope with even larger groups in need.
Advocates: NYC Food Stamp Finger Printing 'Doesn't Make Sense'City leaders are calling on the Bloomberg administration to stop finger printing New Yorkers who are seeking food stamps, calling the practice unnecessary and punitive.
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