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New York, NY - One-Sixth Of New Yorkers Struggling With Hunger

Published on: November 26, 2013 09:18 AM
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New York, NY - One-sixth of New York City’s residents and one-fifth of its children live in households without enough to eat.

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That’s according to the annual survey of hunger by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Executive Director Joel Berg tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/17OUXHD ) the rates of “food insecurity” haven’t improved in the last three years even as the economy has.

The survey found the problem was greatest in the Bronx. Thirty-six percent of residents and 49 percent of children there didn’t have enough money for balanced meals from 2010 through 2012.

The survey found that the number of residents in Brooklyn and Manhattan without enough to eat also was on the rise.

The survey is set to be released Tuesday. It’s based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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 Nov 26, 2013 at 09:40 AM Secular Says:

Curious ...

Other studies find that a quarter to one third of New Yorkers are overweight or obese...

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 09:51 AM Enough of this liberal drivel Says:

The hunger/food insecurity scam is another left wing phony agenda item. Firstly the liars in the "hunger" industry use these fake euphemisms for poverty such as "hunger" and "food insecurity". It is as though there are millions of people who their only problem is food. Rent, Clothing, Medical and Dental care that does not count. They ran into a problem a few years ago when it was discovered that a lot of the "hungry" people in the Bronx were actually obese. So they had to somehow link "hunger" and "food insecurity" to "Obesity". The truth is, the last thing the "Coalition against Hunger" wants to do, is end "hunger" because then executive Director Joel Berg and all the other highly paid non profit executive directors would be out of their cushy jobs. Yes there are poor people and poverty and they should be helped, but it is important to help them with real help, not fake help that only serves fake organizations and fake left wing agendas. Unfortunately we have a lot of fake organizations in the frum community as well. We delude ourselves into believing that a food package for Shabbos will help bail out a family that is in financial crisis. We need to get real and do real Tzedaka.

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 09:52 AM bkjew Says:

Of course. If an I phone 5s or x box is more important to them than food hat do you expect?????? But don't worry uncle sam will take from my hard earned money ( that I don't have enough for I phone) and give to the poor people. Messed up world. It should be a law that if you on government subsidies you shouldn't be allowed to buy whatever you want if it's not food or health related

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM Anonymous Says:

Teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for life... Give him a fish and he's knocking on your door for more food come dinner time. We need to create jobs and teach the skills necessary to fill them- not just give out freebies.

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM REALIST Says:

And the other half is struggling with obesity!

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM allmark Says:

I find this very hard to believe. The biggest problem facing low-income households is obesity and you don't become obese from not eating. In addition, there are any number of federal, state and local government programs that provide both heavily discounted or, even, free food to low income persons. This is just propaganda by an interested organization to make sure they continue to receive donations and grants.

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 02:47 PM Geulah Says:

Reply to #6  
allmark Says:

I find this very hard to believe. The biggest problem facing low-income households is obesity and you don't become obese from not eating. In addition, there are any number of federal, state and local government programs that provide both heavily discounted or, even, free food to low income persons. This is just propaganda by an interested organization to make sure they continue to receive donations and grants.

Obesity may very be a metabolic disease and related to poor insulin production and insulin resistance as opposed to overeating and stuffing yourself with junk food. One of the issues that diabetics face is producing fat because insulin doesn't move fuel to the muscles efficiently. If the fuel (food) doesn't get used up, the body stores it as fat. Insulin is the traffic cop that tells the fuel where to go and what to do. Your metabolism and your body's resistance to its own hormones play a great role in obesity.
Regarding the personal and political stakes of organizations, you could blast every mosdos for serving less than exemplary lunches stuffed with empty calories and more carbohydrates than needed (carbohydrates are sugars). Add to that the amount of waste that comes from every Kiddush and you could feed Boro Park every week on it. We should start coming to grips with our excesses before panning those, propaganda or not, point them out.

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 07:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Geulah Says:

Obesity may very be a metabolic disease and related to poor insulin production and insulin resistance as opposed to overeating and stuffing yourself with junk food. One of the issues that diabetics face is producing fat because insulin doesn't move fuel to the muscles efficiently. If the fuel (food) doesn't get used up, the body stores it as fat. Insulin is the traffic cop that tells the fuel where to go and what to do. Your metabolism and your body's resistance to its own hormones play a great role in obesity.
Regarding the personal and political stakes of organizations, you could blast every mosdos for serving less than exemplary lunches stuffed with empty calories and more carbohydrates than needed (carbohydrates are sugars). Add to that the amount of waste that comes from every Kiddush and you could feed Boro Park every week on it. We should start coming to grips with our excesses before panning those, propaganda or not, point them out.

Not every obese person has a metabolic disease or is insulin resistant. Many just make poor food choices.

And many times poor food choices can lead to insulin issues. Diabetes can be the result of obesity- not just the cause of it.

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 Nov 26, 2013 at 08:42 PM regbarclay Says:

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Secular Says:

Curious ...

Other studies find that a quarter to one third of New Yorkers are overweight or obese...

Mmm lets see one sixth plus one third equals half, leaving over another 50% who fit into neither category, I fail to see what's so curious about that.

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