Closure of Union Square benefits center leaves vulnerable NYers scrambling
City officials said the closure wouldn't present a hardship
Updated: Aug 5, 10:59 AM
Food-insecure New Yorkers feel the squeeze from rising grocery prices
Local nonprofits worry that federal assistance isn’t keeping pace with rising food prices — caused by a mix of global forces such as climate change and the war in Ukraine.
Jun 29, 8:00 AM
Food Banks Brace For Shortages Resulting From Government Shutdown
Now in its fifth week, the longest government shutdown in history may soon have a significant impact on how food banks, as well as the charities and food pantries they distribute to, can get food to families in need.
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 2:06 PM
Food Stamp Cuts Are Hurting Local Businesses Too
With less money being spent at delis and grocery stores, owners of those establishments are feeling the effects in their own livelihood and ability to provide for their families.
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 12:38 PM
One In Six NYC Residents Lives In Hunger, Survey Says
Despite the supposed turnaround in the economy, food insecurity levels have remained unchanged since the beginning of the 2008 Recession.
Updated: Dec 3, 2013 11:21 AM
Federal Food Stamp Benefits To Be Slashed Just In Time For The Holidays
Recession-era laws providing assistance to recovering households expires, resulting in a system-wide decrease in benefits starting next month.
Updated: Oct 21, 2013 11:57 AM
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