Food pantries feel the pinch as demand for hot meals grows in BK

Food pantries are feeling the pinch as more people in the borough are lining up for hot meals. A new report from the New York

BROOKLYN - Food pantries are feeling the pinch as more people in the borough are lining up for hot meals.

A new report from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger finds more children are going hungry, too.

The coalition is one of the more than a dozen public assistance programs in the city to help residents in need.

In Brooklyn, more than 75 percent of soup kitchens and food pantries say they received less food and money this past year.

The coalition believes about 11 of those agencies in Brooklyn had to shut down in the last few years.

Of those remaining, more than 67 percent say they aren?t able to hand out enough food to meet the demand.

Some say they have had to turn people away, cut portion sizes and slash hours of operation.

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