New York’s Hunger Problem

A truck arrives at the same time our group does to deliver food from the Southern Tier Food Bank to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Binghamton, NY. The Food Bank’s network includes over 160 hunger-relief agencies in the six southern-most counties in New York state. In 2011, 16.1% of Americans were food insecure, meaning that they did not have adequate access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life. Put another way, 1 in every 6 Americans is hungry.