NYC public advocate calls for changes to city-operated Food and Hunger Hotline
Bronx residents who are going hungry may not be getting the help they need to find places that serve free food. On Thursday, New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum released findings of her review of the city-operated Food and Hunger Hotline. The hotline provides emergency referrals to more than 600 soup kitchens and food pantries across the city. Gotbaum charges the city with mishandling what was once an effective anti-hunger tool in the Bronx and the city. Gotbaum also suggests the hotline should be updated with accurate food pantry locations.