NYC food bank offers help to Bronx residents

The Food Bank of NYC found that many Bronx residents believe hunger is a major problem.

Over the past three years, 71 percent of Bronx residents said they were having a hard time feeding themselves and their families. That's what the food bank found in a study it released on the growing hunger problem in the Bronx. The food bank claims unemployment and the increased cost of living are to blame for the hunger problems in the Bronx. But, food bank officials point out that there is enough food for those in need they just need to know where to go for help.

Lucy Cabrera, founder of the Food Bank for New York City, says Bronx residents can call her organization to find the locations of soup kitchens or food banks in their areas. The Food Bank for New York City says too many Bronx families went hungry last year and that shouldn't be the case.

If you need help, call the Food Bank of New York City's 24-hour hotline at 1-866-692-3663.

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