NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Food Bank for New York City released an analysis of the state of hunger in the city Monday.
The “snapshot” was based on feedback from soup kitchens and food pantries across the five boroughs.READ MORE: New York First In The Nation To Launch Federally Approved Homeowner Assistance Fund
According to the findings, nearly 80 percent of food pantries and soup kitchens across the city have seen increased traffic over the last five years, after the city’s funding for food stamp programs (SNAP) was cut.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Video posted by Newsradio 880 shows hundreds of people in long lines in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Monday – waiting for a free turkey giveaway.
The New York City Food Bank says one in five New Yorkers faces food insecurity.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
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