Line up to receive food assistance in New York

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec21,2023 #assistance #Line #York
Line up to receive food assistance in New York 2
Line up to receive food assistance in New York 2

`Food bank` is a non-profit charity model, distributing food to the poor and people in difficult circumstances.

This is a food bank run by City Harvest, a large charity organization based in New York.

A man lines up to receive food aid from City Harvest in New York, USA.

Among those in line was Lina Alba, 40, a single mother of five children, aged 11-23.

The 40-year-old mother also tries to keep a positive attitude.

It took a single mother a week to apply for unemployment benefits in the context of this service being overloaded, a number much larger than the 3.3 million people announced by the government in the middle of last week.

Alba said that the subsidy will not be enough, but it is necessary to prioritize what is most essential now, because `so many people are in need of help`.

Jose Neri, 51 years old, a Hispanic employee works in a restaurant in New York, but restaurants are currently closed because of Covid-19.

Line up to receive food assistance in New York

Volunteers with the charity City Harvest distribute food in New York.

Jhordana Ramirez, 39 years old, still has to work despite the very high risk of infection in the city considered the epidemic center of the United States.

Ramirez said that the pandemic is greatly affecting her family.

Geraldine Fermin, an employee of the charity City Harvest, said she heard many stories like that when most businesses in New York closed two weeks ago.

`Before, there were about 1.2 million people in New York who needed food assistance. Now, that number has tripled, more than three million people,` said City Harvest charity leader Eric Ripert.

Ripert also owns the famous restaurant Le Bernardin in New York, which had to close due to Covid-19.

`We’ve been through 9/11, the financial crisis of 2008-2009, we’ve been through a lot, but nothing can compare to the disaster we’re going through now,` Ripert said.

Mai Lam (According to AFP)

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