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Despite Rising Poverty in America, President Fails to Mention it in State of the Union Address

February 16, 2011

In NYCCAH’s most recent hunger survey, “Hungry New Yorkers Barely Hang On: As Demand for Food at NYC Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens Continues to Soar, Greater Hunger Catastrophe Avoided by Federal Aid from Stimuulus Bill and Food Stamps”, service providers reported a 6.8 percent increase in demand for food pantries and soup kitchens in 2010, on top of a 20.8 increase in 2009.  Also 51.4 percent of agencies reported they were not able to meet the demand for their services.  Read more here – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/opinion/29blow.html?_r=1&scp=8&sq=Charles%20M.%20Blow&st=cse

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