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In New York City, 2 Million Residents Face Food Insecurity, Officials Say

"Before the coronavirus, we thought somewhere around a million people were food insecure and needed food," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Now, 1 in 4 New Yorkers may be going hungry.
National Guard members help load up boxes at a food distribution center at Kingsbridge Armory in New York City last month. Source: Lev Radin

Officials in New York City say they plan to deliver more than a million free meals a day beginning next week. The number of people going hungry in the five boroughs has risen

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