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Columnist: Political will can end NYC hunger

January 19, 2006

In a Jan. 19 Daily News column, Albor Ruiz argued that New York City can end hunger if politicians take steps to ensure families get enough to eat. A good start, he writes, would be increasing the percentage of eligible New Yorkers who receive food stamps by implementing several city laws passed this summer. “The failures of welfare reform–as well as continued underparticipation in the Food Stamp Program–in New York City are forcing more people into poverty, hunger and homelessness than into living wage jobs,” said Joel Berg, executive director of the New York Coalition Against Hunger.

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