• Description

As 2009 draws to a close, a consideration of food poverty facilitates a unique analysis of the nation's recession, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and other recession responses, and highlights challenges and opportunities in the months and years ahead. For the purpose of such an analysis, the Food Bank For New York City's 2009 edition of NYC Hunger Experience -- the annual opinion poll series conducted in conjunction with Marist College Institute for Public Opinion -- includes results from a survey of New York City's emergency food organizations (soup kitchens and food pantries) to provide a comprehensive picture of how the recession is impacting New Yorkers.