NYC food pantries and soup kitchens experience shortages

Posted On Tue, November 22, 2016 By

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As the holidays fill our homes with family, friends and food, there are some who struggle—not just to make a holiday meal special—but to find something to eat every day. A new study cites cuts in food stamp benefits as one cause of the “hunger cliff,” from which families in the city dangle. Instead of emergency food services being used for emergency situations, an increased number of people across the nation rely on food pantries or soup kitchens to fill a chronic need for sustenance, and this is causing shortages. The first line of defense should be food stamps, summer meal and school lunch programs and assistance for women with children, said Triada Stampas, author of the study.

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