Bed-Stuy food pantry can't keep up with demand

Staff members at the Bed-Stuy Coalition Against Hunger say the organization is dealing with a food crisis, with shelves emptying quickly and the pantry not

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Staff members at the Bed-Stuy Coalition Against Hunger say the organization is dealing with a food crisis, with shelves emptying quickly and the pantry not able to serve the 10,000 individuals who visit each month.

The food pantry serves people in the 10th Congressional District in Brooklyn. New data shows the community has the second-highest rate of hunger in the city, and the sixth-highest nationwide.

The pantry closed today 90 minutes after opening due to all of the food being gone. Staff members say they're so backlogged with the high demand that donations from local supermarkets and City Harvest go quickly.

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