On my walk home from work late at night in New York City, I continued to see more people, including children, searching through garbage bags for something to eat. In recent years, homelessness has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. There are over 70,000 homeless people, including 25,000 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City shelter system.
In New Jersey, 1 million residents in the Garden State are living in food insecure households.
300,00 of them are children and over 200,000 of them are seniors.
Now with Covid-19, these numbers are growing at a remarkable pace.
We need to do something about it.