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Federal Cuts and Enrollment Shortfalls Weigh on Program for NYC’s Hungry

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This article was reposted from City Limits, an independent online news source.

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Over recent days many churches and schools have collected canned goods to provide Thanksgiving meals to people who cannot afford a feast. On Thursday hundreds of New Yorkers will volunteer at soup kitchens and church basements to help serve the holiday dinner to the homeless and others. These are wonderful efforts, but the people involved largely understand them as one-day gestures toward a 365-day-a-year problem.

Fully 1.2 million New Yorkers are food insecure—meaning

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