• Description

Food poverty and unemployment trends over the past year raise questions about what it means for low-income New Yorkers to experience a jobless recovery and the lengths to which families must go to keep food on the table. To provide insight into these questions, the Food Bank For New York City's 2010 edition of the NYC Hunger Experience report series -- an annual opinion poll conducted in collaboration with Marist College Institute for Public Opinion -- adds new results about the financial coping mechanisms New Yorkers have used to get by during the recession and their predictions for the future to the yearly findings on difficulty affording food, impact of loss of income and concern about needing food assistance.