Times Union Commentary: Federal government has the power to end hunger

Times Union Commentary: Federal government has the power to end hunger

November 25, 2020

Dan Egan, Feeding New York State Executive Director

Thanksgiving is a time when we think of family, traditions and good food shared with those we love. We in the food bank world try our best to ensure everyone can share good food during the holidays.

This year, Thanksgiving is especially challenging for many of our neighbors. Last year, 2.2 million New Yorkers were food-insecure. This year that number is more than 3 million. In the face of the pandemic and the economic crisis it has created, food banks are challenged to provide enough to those who need it.

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