Food Insecurity

Susan Haigh / AP

Food pantries on Long Island and in Connecticut are preparing to help federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues.

Concern Grows Over SNAP Benefits, As Shutdown Continues

Jan 9, 2019
Gene J. Puskar / AP

Thousands of Connecticut and New York residents rely on federal food assistance programs. But as the government shutdown continues, anti-hunger advocates are concerned that funds for these programs might run dry. That means many of the state’s most vulnerable residents could go hungry.

LI Food Drive To Feed 120,000 People In Need

Nov 21, 2018
Jay Shah / WSHU

A Long Island food drive will give out over 17,000 bags of non-perishable food to food banks and families in the tri-state area this Thanksgiving.

Fighting Hunger In Our Backyard

Nov 21, 2018
Courtesy of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church / Facebook

For many of us, getting ready for the holidays, buying gifts and planning get-togethers is special. Hectic, but special. What’s not so special is what this time of year makes apparent in our region…that there are many people who struggle to get enough to eat. A special two-part Full Story on food insecurity and poverty in Connecticut and on Long Island. Our guests:

Courtesy of Stony Brook University Food Pantry

As part of a plan to fight student hunger, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed in his State of the State address that every SUNY and CUNY campus have a food pantry.