Report finds hunger rising in NYC

December 9, 2009 2:07:03 PM PST
A new report on hunger in New York shows a huge jump in the demand for emergency meals The report by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office shows the need for emergency meals in the state jumped 55 percent.

In New York City, it was a 75% increase borough-wide, with the Bronx seeing the biggest spike at 110 percent.

Senator Gillibrand says everyone needs to pitch in and help.

The report also found 340,000 households across the city are unsure when or how they'll get their next meal.

To find locations for emergency food pantries in New York City, call the NYC Hunger Hotline at 866-888-8777.