Study: NYC food emergencies up by a third

November 25, 2008 11:11:11 AM PST
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says the number of people seeking emergency food assistance is up nearly a third over last year. And about 69 percent of the agencies responding to a questionnaire say they can't meet that demand. According to the coalition's annual hunger survey, hard-hit segments of the population include families with children, senior citizens and immigrants.

The findings are based on responses from 267 agencies.

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