Study: Record number of NY seniors struggling with hunger

More New Yorkers in their golden years are visiting food pantries and soup kitchens than ever before, according to a new study.

More New Yorkers in their golden years are visiting food pantries and soup kitchens than ever before, according to a new study. (12/31/12)

THE BRONX - More New Yorkers in their golden years are visiting food pantries and soup kitchens than ever before, according to a new study.

The Hunger Action Network found that senior citizens now make up 20 percent of those who are struggling with hunger, compared to just 4 percent 25 years ago.

Officials at the James Monroe Senior Center in The Bronx say the report is not surprising. The director says the number of elderly people coming in for reduced meals has nearly doubled in recent years.  

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Tristin and Tyler Rodriguez, 13, have more than 3 Ambitious twins from the Bronx gather online following
Greenhouses and farms on the East End are 4 East End: Flowers in full bloom
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 30

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE