New report shows hunger is on the rise among Bronx residents
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger along with the Bronx organization Part of the Solution or POTS released a new hunger report Tuesday. The report shows that hunger is rising among Bronx residents.
According to the report, 54 percent of the pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx have started rationing their food due to an increase in demand. The report shows that the emergency food programs have seen a demand increase of 82 percent. It also shows that many of the people who go to the kitchens are part of working families.
Advocates for the hungry say they get many donations during the holiday season, but the donations seem to drop off after the new year. Many advocates ask that Bronx residents make modest contributions throughout the year.