The COVID-19 pandemic exploded in the New York City over four months ago and, so far, it has claimed 18,979 lives and infected 225,713 people.

Still, on top of the fear of catching the disease, ending up in the hospital or even dying, what terrifies people like Rosa Falcón, the mother of three children of four, seven and 11 years of age, is hunger. An estimated 2 million New Yorkers are struggling to afford their groceries.

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. Edwin Martínez The COVID-19 pandemic exploded in the New York City over four months ago and, so far, […]

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