New York City’s hunger problem is now a crisis, according to those who work with people who need help. One in six New Yorkers is now living in a home where there is not enough money to put food on the table, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
Old Cantonese women lined up behind a white van, clutching plastic bags to carry away their meals for the night. Behind them came young children clamoring for milk, homeless men in tattered shirts and Mexican immigrants who spoke only Spanish.
New York will offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses under a plan lawmakers passed Thursday and Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign to create the nation’s biggest municipal ID program.