Report: 39 percent of NYers still can't afford food

BROOKLYN - A new report reveals that although the toughest times of the recession may be over, those with low incomes whose savings were depleted are having a hard time recovering and are going hungry because of it.

The report, released by The Food Bank of New York City, states that 39 percent of New Yorkers are having a difficult time affording food and 36 percent will be needing food assistance next year.

One local food pantry, Reaching Out Community Services, has been feeding needy families for the last 19 years, but hard times are getting the best of them as well. A few months ago it was facing closure, but was saved by a substantial donation.

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