As Thanksgiving Approaches, Study Shows Over 1.4 Million New Yorkers Are Still Food-Deprived
The day before Thanksgiving is a day of travel and settlement. Penn Station and Port Authority are packed with nomadic New Yorkers, leaving by bus or train to visit family and friends for the big day, and cabs are all headed to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark airports to drop off the rambunctious New Yorkers, taking off on a jet plane for the big day.
Using Food Bank of NYC data, The Daily News reported that the city's food stamp enrollment has skyrocketed by 64 percent since the Great Recession began in 2008. As of today, 1.8 million people rely on the program to eat - a main group included in the Coalition's study. Also, the awareness points its attention to the Bronx, where pantries are running out of food fast with more visitors every day.
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