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.
Advocates Say City Hunger Problem Is Reaching Crisis Levels New York City's hunger problem is now a crisis, according to those who work with people who need help.
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.
Volunteers Honor MLK With Day Of ServiceVolunteers gave up their day as part of a national effort to honor the life and legacy or Martin Luther King by improving communities.
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.