Study shows the Bronx has more families struggling to keep food on the table

The Bronx has more families struggling to keep food on the table than any other borough, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger?s latest report.

The report shows one in five Bronx households suffered from food insecurities between 2003 and 2004. The city?s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has helped fund more meals this year than last. Local soup kitchens and food pantries also report an increase in demand over the past year.

Some blame the increase in struggling families on the higher cost of living and the falling wages. Others say the increase is due to the decrease in food stamp program participation.

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