In the past six months, the city has waged an all-out war on hunger an old, familiar foe whose grip grew stronger during the darkest days of the pandemic.

COVID-19 forced nearly one-third of the citys food pantries most dependent on senior citizen volunteers to shut down. The closures led to massive turnouts at those that remained open for families, some walking as far as Coney Island to Park Slope just for a grab-and-go meal.

Pedestrians collect fresh produce and shelf-stable pantry items outside Barclays Center as Food Bank For New York City provides assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday, Sept. 10, in New York. In the past six months, the city has waged an all-out war on hunger […]

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