Bronx food pantries struggle to meet the growing demand around holiday time

Hunger advocates say food pantries and soup kitchens are trying to keep up with the demand for food.

According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, nearly 80 percent of food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx expect to see an even greater demand for food within the coming months. But as the lines for food grows, especially around holiday time, trying to keep up with stocking the shelves is tough.

The Coalition Against Hunger estimates that as many as 30,000 have used the services of food pantries and soup kitchens so far this year.

One food shelter located in the Hub is closed for the holiday and when it reopens next week, workers are not sure if there will be any food left to give out.

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