Food Insecurity

A community garden in New Haven
Photo courtesy Gather New Haven

Folly Delgado coordinates a garden outside of Clinton Avenue School in Fair Haven, Connecticut.

The pandemic has changed the relationship of how cityfolk like Delgado use their public spaces. Working from home has allowed some people more time to spend outside to explore their surroundings. These community gardens give outdoorsy people an outlet to help feed families who are out of work and food insecure.

New London, Connecticut, residents lining up at food distribution center.
Brian Scott-Smith / WSHU Public Radio

A new food distribution service has been unveiled in the city of New London, Connecticut.

Image by arniafratria from Pixabay

The number of people living with hunger on Long Island has skyrocketed since the economic shutdowns began last year due to the coronavirus.

Nico Smit / Unsplash

The moratoriums on rent and mortgages In Connecticut and New York set to end in December have been extended into the New Year. Does that help homeowners and renters and landlords, or does it just delay the impending evictions? What are lawmakers doing to keep people in their homes? And last year, local food banks struggled to meet the growing demand for their services. What are they doing this year to keep people fed? Housing and food security.

A conversation with guests:   

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Paul Sancya / AP

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wants to inject $6 billion into a federal program that helps low-income families get access to food assistance.

Pages