1 in 8 Brooklyn families struggle to afford food despite booming business

In November, the government cut $5 billion from

In November, the government cut $5 billion from the nation's food stamp budget. (Credit: News 12)

Brooklyn business is booming and rents are skyrocketing, but one in eight Brooklyn residents is living in a household that can't afford enough food.

Mariluz Rodriguez is a single mother living in Cypress Hills with her four children and two grandchildren.

Rodriguez says her fridge had been completely empty a few times, so she found a job in retail.

While she had an income, the...

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