Post Tagged with: "Food Bank for New York City"

(Photo by Melanie Dunea via the Food Bank of NYC)

More Meal Gap Challenges Ahead in NYC

Black, Food, Manhattan, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

The Amsterdam News checks in on the West 116th Street location of the Food Bank of NYC.

Some 600 people wait for groceries at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Economic Recovery Does Not Stop Hunger in NYC

Bronx, Food, Latino, Social Services September 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

In spite of the city’s economic and job recovery, more families, even people with jobs, are forced into food pantry lines, El Diario reports.

Arsene Ortega is one of the 1.9 million SNAP recipients in New York who have suffered cuts in their benefits. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario/La Prensa)

New SNAP Reductions Cut Deeper

Food, Government, Latino, Social Services February 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Ana Nieto of El Diario/La Prensa checked on the impact the latest round of SNAP cuts is having.

Bronx bodega Gourmet Deli offers a credit system to the customers it knows best who need it the most. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Hard Times Force More to Buy ‘on Credit’

Business, Latino, Social Services December 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Economic hardship has encouraged use of “on credit” purchases at bodegas, where customers may be allowed to defer payment for no more than $100 worth of purchases a week until a paycheck or pension check arrives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

New York, Social Services November 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Food banks face troubles ahead in the wake of cuts to federal food stamps programs.

Last year, only 32.6 percent of city kids who participated in free or reduced-price lunch plans during the academic school year regularly ate free meals from the Summer Food Service Program. (Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Creative Commons license)

Turnout Low for Kids’ Summer Food Program

Education, Food August 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Of the kids who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, only a fraction regularly eat meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program. Brooklyn Bureau looks at factors contributing to this discrepancy, as advocates and the DOE work on outreach and facilitating access to the meals.

(Photo by Clementine Gallot, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Pantries Feel Pinch of Looming SNAP Cuts

Brooklyn, Food, Government, Social Services, Women July 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

With the advent of summer, Brooklyn food pantries see a surge in visitors, with almost two-thirds already reporting supply shortages, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. With cuts to the the food assistance program on the horizon, the Food Bank for New York City is bringing awareness to what the cuts would mean.

The new food insecure: middle income, college educated

Economy, Education, In the News, New York January 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

A new Food Bank for New York City report shows a growing trend of food insecurity among the city’s college educated and middle income populations.