Post Tagged with: "hunger"

Gino Enggasser, 57, a volunteer at the food pantry at the Church of The Mediator. The food pantry at the church is run by the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food and Hunger Project. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press

A Year After SNAP Cuts

Bronx, Social Services October 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Almost a year since $5 billion in SNAP benefits were slashed, more low-income Bronx residents are turning to food pantries. But in the borough with the highest levels of food insecurity – which also faces an “obesity crisis” – food pantries have been scrambling to feed locals, reports The Riverdale Press.

Rosario Arvelo receiving groceries at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa).

Many Can’t Afford Turkey for Thanksgiving

Economy, Food, Latino, Social Services November 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Unemployment, low wages and cuts to food stamp programs are making families struggle to make ends meet. Even charity organizations can’t provide proper Thanksgiving meals for those in need, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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.

Baza Roohi (left) getting ready to serve halal food at the FDR High School shelter in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Photo by Farhan Sheikh)

Opinion: Pantries Short on Halal and Kosher Food, Action Needed

Environment, Food, Opinion January 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

With over 300,000 Jewish and Muslim families in poverty, an editorial in the Gotham Gazette emphasizes the need for Congress to pass the Kosher and Halal Food Act, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


One Million Already Living in Hunger Before Sandy

Environment, Food, Social Services November 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

A study by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger found that Hurricane Sandy only exacerbated an already alarming level of hunger in New York City, reported Amsterdam News. Before the storm, 1 in 6 already did not have enough to eat.

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.

Food pantries struggle

Food pantries struggle

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Queens December 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx and Queens are struggling to meet growing demand with diminishing funds.