COVID 1 Year: Food Insecurity Grows Throughout Tri-State Communities, 'The Face Of Hunger Has Changed'From mass distribution sites in the heart of New York City, to handmade blessing boxes in suburban New Jersey, it seems no neighborhood hid from the hunger crisis cased by COVID.
COVID Impact: Hunger Remains Big Concern For Children During Pandemic, Especially In The ClassroomThe coronavirus pandemic is causing a growing hunger crisis among children. In New Jersey alone, hundreds of thousands of kids are not getting enough to eat.
MLK Day Of Service Takes On New Meaning As Communities Face Staggering Food InsecurityThe holiday challenges people to find ways to improve their communities, and this year many are finding that opportunity at their local food pantries.
Meals With A Mission Closing After Serving New Jersey Community For Nearly A DecadeThe nonprofit made the difficult decision to end operations as of Jan. 4. Now, shelters, senior residences, food pantries and local churches will have to look elsewhere for support.
Volunteers Deliver Holidays Meals To New Yorkers Too Sick To Cook For Themselves: 'Food Is Medicine'Thanks to an army of volunteers, thousands of ill New Yorkers will still get home cooked meals right through the holidays.
Tri-State Hunger: Cars Line Up Before Dawn For Food From Meadowlands YMCAThis was the location's 46th food distribution there, and organizers said more help is need than ever.
Snapshot NY: Movers Save People's Extra Food To Help Feed The HungryLong Island Cares is a centralized hub of food collection and deliver. Since the pandemic, visitors have increased by 43%.
NBA Hall Of Famers Hand Out Thanksgiving Meals To New Yorkers In NeedKnicks legend "Earl the Pearl" Monroe, John Starks and other sports greats turned out to help hand out Thanksgiving meals.
New York City Food Pantries Scaling Up To Meet This Year's Thanksgiving NeedThe need is high with so many people still out of work since the shutdown.
Thousands Line Up Outside Queens Food Pantry Hours Before OpeningDespite the rain, a crowd had formed by 5 a.m. outside St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church on Whitney Avenue in Elmhurst.
Coronavirus Update: Mayor Says 'We Will Not Let Any New Yorker Go Hungry'Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s fight against coronavirus is showing some signs of hope, but the economic battle is just beginning.
Coronavirus Update: All New Yorkers Can Now Get Free Meals; COVID-19 Food Czar Kathryn Garcia Discusses Her 'Biggest Concern'"Anyone who needs food, anyone who's hungry, can come to these 435 sites. You can get all three meals for yourself and your family for free. No one will be turned away," de Blasio said.
Stories From Main Street: Rockland County Works To Redirect Excess Food To The HungryRockland County Legislature Chairman Alden Wolfe has formed a Food Recovery Task Force.
Food Pantries Hungry For Summertime DonationsFood pantries, which so many people depend on to fill out tables, are running low on supplies, and those trying to help are worried.
Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.