Food Insecurity In NYC Rises Precipitously With No Federal Help In Sight – Gothamist

Food pantries in NYC are struggling to keep up with a dramatic increase in demand for assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has inflamed the already desperate situation faced by many New Yorkers living at the poverty line. Before the virus tore a hole through the city’s economy, some 12% of residents were already reporting food insecurity fears. That percentage has jumped to 32% of surveyed residents, according to a new report from the Robin Hood Foundation — underscoring the need for immediate federal help as local food pantries are stretched to the limit. “Before the pandemic, food pantries helped many New Yorkers get by in times of need — but since then, they have become a lifeline for millions,” said the report issued Tuesday titled “Food hardship in New York City is rising as New Yorkers wait for a second federal stimulus bill.”

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