Skip to comments.Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food
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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Ever see the opening scene from the movie “Rent”?
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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...
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.
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.
Don’t forget what the taxman takes....
Four kids? The taxman doesn’t take much, if anything. I bet they get the EITC too.
They keep voting for it. Eff’ em, my sympathy tank is pretty much on empty.
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.
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.
i just don’t know how you’d make it there, poor. or why you’d stay.
i had to sell my sympathy tank.
Look for DeBlasio to propose collective farming projects to solve this. /only semi-sarc.
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.
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.
I visited NYC in 1989, pre Rudy. The place looked just like the scenes in that video. It was a sewer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You forgot the cell phones all around and the cable TV with all the extras.
“They keep voting for it. Eff em, my sympathy tank is pretty much on empty.”
I’m in accord with you there, mike.
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.
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.
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.
Elections have consequences.
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.
Yep. Rats on the westside, bedbugs up town. Bleh.
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.
With all these welfare benefits of course you’re going to get more of the same. It’s like pouring Miracle-Gro on weeds.
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!
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.
Well there you have it.
If they just learn to speak Spanish...they'll lose weight.
Only 1 in 5?
Necessities like cigarettes, beer, TV, movies, hair/nails, eating out, etc.
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!
Let the taker vermin “Darwinize” themselves.
Works for me.