Data Helps Define Long Island's Hunger Crisis

15 hours ago
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Coronavirus exacerbated another crisis: Long Islanders went hungry.

Food Pantry
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Connecticut will release $19 million on Thursday to low-income residents who are eligible for Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, known as SNAP benefits.

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

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The Island Harvest Food Bank will help more than a hundred Long Island veterans and military families with food donations this Thanksgiving. 

Fighting Hunger In Our Backyard

Nov 21, 2018
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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: