Candidates for NYC mayor and other posts continued to publish big ideas for the city’s problems, including hunger, transit, gun violence and a pitch for universal childcare for kids as young as one.
‘Crossing this milestone is bittersweet – a mark of what the government and civic sector can accomplish…but also a sad reminder that too many people were hungry before this crisis exacerbated the situation, and too many are still hungry today.’
‘We need a clearheaded new approach, based on the reality that the majority of struggling Americans could climb out—and stay out—of poverty, but only with significant help.’
‘I know hunger is not new. But over the last six months in the New York City metro area it has become worse and there are easy ways that those of us with more than we need can move from awareness to action.’
Councilman Mark Treyger says the city should tap into the resources it uses to run its senior meal delivery program to offer similar hot food options to students, saying his office has received “numerous complaints” about the current grab-and-go cold meals at schools.
Desde los senadores estatales, pasando por los políticos locales, líderes comunitarios, voluntarios y residentes de Bushwick, ninguno de ellos ve que las cosas estén mejorando en Bushwick.
On Social Security, healthcare, housing and food support, Joe Biden and Donald Trump offer different visions to older New Yorkers.
‘New York City need not look far to increase food resources for those in need: it should incentivize grocers and restaurants to donate excess prepared food that would otherwise go to waste.’
One food pantry says it’s seen the number families seeking help at its doors jump from 200 a week to nearly 6,500.
In order to survive, people who do not qualify for any direct federal, state or municipal financial aid have turned to queuing twice a week at pantries across the five boroughs.