City turns to grocery stores to stamp out Bronx hunger
The city wants to team up with supermarkets to help thousands of Bronx households put food on the table with food stamps.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other leaders say many families don?t know they?re eligible for benefits. The city and labor officials are working to end that problem. They want grocery stores to allow residents to apply for food stamps where they shop.
Officials believe the program would go a long way in stamping out hunger. The Food Bank for New York City says at least one-third of households rely on soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters to eat.
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