Growing hunger is secret shame in our great city

The New York Daily News

July 24, 2011

 

400,000 New Yorkers - 118,000 of them children - suffer from severe hunger because they can't afford a meal. Hunger of course, is not a new problem in the city. It has been around for so long that the lines of help-seekers outside soup kitchens and food pantries are as much part of the urban landscape as the corner subway station.But longevity in this case is not a saving grace: hunger was and continues to be a great shame of the city. The State of America's Children 2011, a new report by the Children's Defense Fund, makes clear that this is not only a New York problem.
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