Report: More seniors visit food pantries

A new report shows that more seniors are heading to food pantries and soup kitchens.

A new report shows that more seniors are heading to food pantries and soup kitchens. (12/31/12)

BROOKLYN - A new report shows that more seniors are heading to food pantries and soup kitchens.

The Hunger Action Network study says that statewide seniors make up about 20 percent of the visitors at food pantries, compared to 4 percent in 1987.

Some seniors in Brooklyn say food prices are continually rising and it's hard to pay bills on a fixed income.

The survey also says that two-thirds of pantries and kitchens report a drop in food donations. 

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