Food Bank For New York City released new data on the state of food insecurity in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Food Bank and its network of more than 800 soup kitchens and food pantries are facing several unique challenges. With the necessary economic shutdown putting many people out of work and rapidly increasing the need for assistance, the demand on the emergency food network has surged. Food Bank has distributed nearly 21 million meals across the city since the start of the outbreak, an increase of 20 percent in overall food distribution compared to the same period last year. See below for more key findings and a list of hot spot neighborhoods for food insecurity. Download the full report here.
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Fighting More Than COVID-19: Unmasking the State of Hunger in NYC during a Pandemic