New York food banks running out of food: Report

Food banks across the US state of New York are running out of food, amid falling funds and rising demand from people that have trouble affording food.

About 2.6 million people have trouble affording food across New York with about 1.4 million New York City residents relying on food pantries to feed themselves, according to the Food Bank For New York City.

The situation is even worse in the rest of the state, leading Hunger Action Network to ask the New York legislature for $16 million in additional funding just to keep the food shelves stocked through the end of the year.

Michael Berg, the director of an organization that runs three food pantries in New York, told The Associated Press that demand for food there has risen by about 20 percent each year for the last few years.


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