Food For Thought
With so many Queens residents still affected by Superstorm Sandy, it was distressing to learn that even before the storm, more than 320,000 residents in the Borough could not afford enough food to live. Not surprisingly, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, that number has risen dramatically in the last four weeks.
Many organizations have come together in response to the storm to donate food and other necessities to those affected by the storm, but the greater issue did not begin with Sandy, and will not go away once all the repairs have been completed.
Hunger is an ongoing issue in the City, and the agencies that provide food to people living below the poverty line face a constant struggle to keep their shelves stocked and their visitors fed.
The people who work and volunteer at food pantries are to be commended for their year-round efforts to feed the City’s hungry. The very least we can do is make an effort to provide something to help on a continuing basis.
For more information on how to help, visit www.nyccah.org.