Never Mind Housing Costs! Half the City Needs Help With Groceries

The number of city residents who have difficulty affording food has doubled in the past five years, according to survey released Tuesday by the Food Bank for New York City.

Roughly four million New Yorkers—one in two—have trouble paying for groceries, the survey found. That's a 26 percent spike since the last survey was conducted in February.

The survey also found that more than half of the households with children have trouble feeding their kids; nearly half of seniors said they couldn't afford groceries; and that almost one in four New Yorkers would need to seek immediate food assistance following a sudden loss in household income.  read more »

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