Monday, January 09, 2006
Weiner calls attention to NYC hunger problem
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) cited statistics from the city and other sources in noting that food pantries and soup kitchens served more meals to New Yorkers in 2005 than in 2004. Combined with the difficulty of obtaining food stamps, the data suggest an increasing problem of hunger in New York City. One newspaper concluded the city and state must do more. Weiner was joined at the well attended and widely publicized event by City Councilman Eric Gioia, Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg, and others.