Grow NYC delivers 1 millionth food box for NY residents struggling with food insecurity
A local organization has distributed one million meals to families in need as more New York residents continue to struggle with food insecurity during the pandemic.
Dozens of people lined up Saturday to get food from Grow NYC’s Emergency Fresh Food Box Program, which is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to alleviate food insecurity for communities hit hardest by the coronavirus.
People stopped by to pick up the boxes that contained rice, produce, canned goods and more for free.
Grow NYC has distributed hundreds of thousands of food boxes since April, and today they delivered their 1 millionth box.
The organization says that 1.2 million New York residents were experiencing food insecurity before the pandemic. They say that number has increased by more than 40% during to the pandemic.
Organizers are hoping that their events can help make a difference for families who are unsure where they will get their next meals or if they will be able to afford it.
Their food distributions are held every week in every borough at 23 locations.