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Coronavirus Update: 1 In 8 New Yorkers Struggles With Food Insecurity

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - One in eight New Yorkers struggles to feed their family every day.

With the coronavirus pandemic growing, food insecurity is even more of a crisis.

Several agencies are available to help people in need.

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"People can help in a multitude of ways. There are organizations like CityHarvest that is accepting both huge donations from restaurants, perhaps, or smaller contributions from individuals. The Food Bank for New York City is encouraging people to do virtual food drives and to help raise money for meals. The New York Common Pantry has a drop-off center in East Harlem where people can bring food," said Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

You can donate to those organizations online:

For numerous other links and resources to help with food, unemployment and more, click here.


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