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Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food
New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis

Posted on 03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT by Nachum

It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bluezones; charities; deblasio; ebt; farmbill; food; foodbank; hunger; nyc; poverty; urban
Ever see the opening scene from the movie "Rent"?
1 posted on 03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ever see the opening scene from the movie “Rent”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjbMKO6hOOk


2 posted on 03/16/2014 11:13:20 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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3 posted on 03/16/2014 11:14:38 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

As Obi-Wan Kenobi said to Han Solo, “Should I have?”


4 posted on 03/16/2014 11:23:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
As Obi-Wan Kenobi said to Han Solo, “Should I have?”

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious...

5 posted on 03/16/2014 11:26:12 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Why would anyone who is poor live in NYC?

This is a serious question. Even if you are on welfare you are better off in someplace with a lower COST of living.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 11:48:27 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Nachum
a maintenance man at a homeless shelter who earns about $24,000 a year.
His wife works part-time and brings in $8,000. With four kids at home — two of their own and two nephews they care for — they also get $189 a month in food stamps.
But after spending $1,200 a month in rent for their two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx, and paying their other bills, there’s never enough left for food, he said.

that's 8,000 plus 24,000 plus 2400 in foodstamps, or roughly $35K a year - not to mention the extra money collected from the state for their care of 'two nephews'? Two-thirds or more of their income is available to them after rent - and they still need free food? I just don't get it.

7 posted on 03/16/2014 11:54:07 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Don’t forget what the taxman takes....


8 posted on 03/16/2014 11:59:40 PM PDT by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: onona

Four kids? The taxman doesn’t take much, if anything. I bet they get the EITC too.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 12:01:27 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Nachum

Hope. Change.

Obama 2008.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 12:10:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum

They keep voting for it. Eff’ em, my sympathy tank is pretty much on empty.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:20:23 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Nachum

Luckily, there couldn’t be anything wrong with how the country/city is being run that could be a contributor to this sorry situation. It’s those racist republicans.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:33:31 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Fai Mao; All

Twenty years ago I told a friend I wouldn’t move to New York City for a $100,000 a year job, and I would have to think long and hard about a $200,000 a year job. Of course, you may be thinking Manhatten. Remember there is Brooklyn, the Bronx and other areas.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 12:36:30 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Fai Mao

i just don’t know how you’d make it there, poor. or why you’d stay.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 12:45:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mikefive

i had to sell my sympathy tank.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 12:47:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

Look for DeBlasio to propose collective farming projects to solve this. /only semi-sarc.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 12:54:01 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Nachum

Solvent Green...


17 posted on 03/17/2014 2:00:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: mikefive

Dumbass Dinkins, Michael “the rich” Bloomturd and “deBlasio” the Commie. How did Guiliani get elected? Oh, he was an honest D.A., cleaned up crime and the city, and was “there” on 9/11, and afterwards.

How quickly the low education voters forget who actually helped them. Now they got what they voted for, and deserve.

Pray for the poor because the commie mayor won’t.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 2:17:27 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Just a thought-I wonder how many of those standing in line really want a job. Perhaps it’s like the surfer on Hannity who, when offered a job for $80K turned it down.

Wonder what would happen if people just stopped giving to charities except directly to the truly needy. My guess is the charities executives would suddenly find their fat cat life styles disappearing and people would 1) start demanding jobs or 2) start rioting in the streets.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 2:59:17 AM PDT by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: Nachum

I visited NYC in 1989, pre Rudy. The place looked just like the scenes in that video. It was a sewer.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 3:06:46 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Nachum
In other news.....

Obesity Epidemic "Astronomical"

One of the biggest health stories of the year has been the rise in obesity among both adults and children in the U.S. We've all heard so much about the "obesity epidemic" that it's easy to think the story is being blown out of proportion. After all, people putting on a few pounds may not seem to warrant the proclamation of a national emergency.

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The results were startling: 31% of adults are obese and 15% of children and teenagers age 6-19 are overweight. The proportion of obese people has been growing steadily for the last few decades. Although Ogden stresses that obesity is a problem for all groups and genders, it is particularly severe among certain ethnic groups. For instance, 50% of all non-Hispanic black women are obese.

21 posted on 03/17/2014 3:45:40 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Doesn’t mean they aren’t committing fraud to get it. Or have zero issue collecting it therefore, do as little as possible to improve their lives so as not to lose it.

ObamaNation.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 4:00:18 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Nachum

Feed the cats and even more will come.

The problem is that if you don’t like your current financial situation, do something to get a better job....like actually getting off your butt and moving to a place where you can get a better job.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 4:11:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DAC21

The people ahead of me in NYC grocery lines using EBT cards don’t look like they are starving, usually have decent clothes on, and are certainly NOT buying just basic foods. A lot of them look like they are illegals, too.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 4:19:50 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I’m not from New York, so I really don’t care. People have decent leaders like Guilaini, then when he does the best he can and squares NY city away, they turn around and elect socialist. Guiliani wasnt a conserative, but worked within the dem controlled city to try try and get it squared away, and then they piss it away when thing are doing better to elect a self professed communist. Once again E’ff them.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 4:50:02 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Nachum
I used to give to charities that fed and helped the poor, but when the people said that they preferred the bastard that currently occupies the White house to have the rule over them, I stopped giving.
26 posted on 03/17/2014 5:07:37 AM PDT by sport
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To: blueplum

You forgot the cell phones all around and the cable TV with all the extras.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 5:20:48 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: mikefive

“They keep voting for it. Eff’ em, my sympathy tank is pretty much on empty.”

I’m in accord with you there, mike.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 5:57:25 AM PDT by Finalmente
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To: DemforBush

De Blasio is an incompetent commie.

He wants to tax the wealthy and the middle class. When the tax base is gone, so is the city.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 6:02:34 AM PDT by Finalmente
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To: Nachum
Ever see the opening scene from the movie “Rent”?

Yep, a couple of guys in a big Manhattan loft apartment complaining about how hard it is to pay the rent when their screenplays aren't selling.

Getting a small studio apartment in Brooklyn and getting jobs as waiters or clerks doesn't occur to them as being an option.

30 posted on 03/17/2014 6:05:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Nachum
I suspect that a whole bunch of people have decided that going to food pantries frees up money to buy $200 sneakers.

One reason why people on food stamps can be seen buying steak and lobster, is that food pantries allow them to get their basics without using their EBT money.

31 posted on 03/17/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Nachum

Elections have consequences.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Finalmente

Yup. I have a feeling that the “bad old days” of NYC are going to be coming back under this clown. He’s definitely a leftist to the core, and I really was only half-joking about him suggesting collective farming.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Daveinyork
I visited NYC in 1989, pre Rudy. The place looked just like the scenes in that video. It was a sewer.

Yep. Rats on the westside, bedbugs up town. Bleh.

34 posted on 03/17/2014 8:53:59 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
Seen any dangerously skinny Americans recently? Or just dangerously unskinny ones? About the only notable person left discussed as 'skinny' is Obama. He's dangerous, yes, but not very American. I haven't seen the vital stats, but would bet that death rates from starvation are relatively low whereas those from obesity complications are not. Much of the country needs to stop talking about hunger and start doing it.

Admittedly Obama wants to fix this starvation shortage... with his death panels. He'll import the British NHS and its Liverpool pathway. No food and no water to quickly end expensive medical problems.

35 posted on 03/17/2014 9:01:27 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Islander7

With all these welfare benefits of course you’re going to get more of the same. It’s like pouring Miracle-Gro on weeds.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 9:05:13 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Nachum

A classic case of the LIEberal theology at work!

Move to North Dakota, dummies! There are jobs there! You can feed yourself and your family!

JEEPERS!


37 posted on 03/17/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
Move to North Dakota, dummies! There are jobs there! You can feed yourself and your family!

Wouldn't it be easier just to blow up the bridges to Manhatten?

38 posted on 03/17/2014 9:59:43 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Wouldn't it be easier just to blow up the bridges to Manhatten?

Not to worry, the bridge arteries into the 5 boroughs will probably collapse soon as the funds that are/were there for roads and bridges have been diverted to social programs.

39 posted on 03/17/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Islander7
50% of all non-Hispanic black women are obese.

Well there you have it.

If they just learn to speak Spanish...they'll lose weight.

40 posted on 03/17/2014 10:03:25 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Nachum

Only 1 in 5?


41 posted on 03/17/2014 10:05:14 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: blueplum

Necessities like cigarettes, beer, TV, movies, hair/nails, eating out, etc.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:07 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

LOL!

So, you theory is that we need to keep the varmits and vermin in?

You may be on to something:

We have noticed, now that you mention it, that when LIEberals move South, they bring with them the ideology that ruined their town, city, county, state, etc., etc. and made it unlivable for them in the first place.

Flori-Duh is “purple” now, tending blue, precisely because these dumbass LIEberals don’t know that THEY are the ones who trashed their own environment!

So, the first thing many of them do when they get here (besides NOT giving up their Democrap voter registration up Nawth!) is register to vote. And then they vote the same way they have always voted (twice — once here, once “back home”), initiating the same sort of decline, here, they RAN AWAY FROM!

The South DOES NOT NEED A LIEberal do-over! TYVM!

So, keeping them in NYC may be, once I have thought it through, a better plan!


43 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Let the taker vermin “Darwinize” themselves.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Works for me.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 7:57:31 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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