A Republican World – ‘Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food’
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‘In a city of wealth, 1.4 million people rely on a network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens to eat. That’s an increase of 200,000 people in five years, and the city’s programs are struggling to keep up with that need’.
‘“It’s an astounding surge in need, and it’s because it is so hard for people to find jobs, or find a decent-paying job. They are turning to us for emergency help,” said Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, 63, executive director of 90 free food outlets run by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York’.
“So many people, too many people, don’t have enough money to pay for rent and also eat.”
‘The federal government donates about 19 million pounds of canned or packaged food to the city annually’.
‘The provisions are stored at the Food Bank for New York City’s massive Bronx warehouse and delivered to pantries and soup kitchens’.
‘The state gives the nonprofit $3 million a year to buy deeply discounted food to supplement its supplies’.
‘The Food Bank also receives food donations and some grants from private business partners’.
‘Unlike many other major urban centers, the city also adds some money to the pot. The Human Resources Administration oversees the taxpayer-funded Emergency Food Assistance Program, which gave the Food Bank $8 million last year to buy more items for pantries and kitchens’.
From : http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/1-5-new-yorkers-rely-charities-food-article-1.1723671