NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a big effort to help feed hundreds of families in Harlem on Wednesday.
Workers and volunteers at the Food Bank for New York boxed and bagged food for people who are in need.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Canned goods and turkeys were just some of the items handed out to help spread a little cheer.
Many people have faced additional struggles amid the pandemic.READ MORE: Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer At Metropolitan Opera On Historic Night At Lincoln Center
Some workers say they fully understand.
“I know what it’s like to have that insecurity. The children eat, but I’m not eating. My rent had to get paid, tuition has to get paid. So I’m familiar,” one worker said.
More than 2 million New Yorkers currently face food insecurity.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
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