Food Insecurity

On Long Island, Food Deserts Quietly Grow

Aug 18, 2017
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Long Island has seen an increase in the number of what the federal government calls food deserts, areas where residents lack access to affordable healthy food.

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A global hunger crisis has grown so severe that a group of international relief agencies, including Connecticut-based Save the Children, are doing something they’ve never done before. They’re raising money together.  

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According to hunger-relief association Feeding America, over 10,000 toddlers on Long Island live with food insecurity.

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Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday.

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Volunteers from Island Harvest Food Bank and Suffolk County United Veterans are distributing frozen turkeys and canned goods to veterans and their families who are in need during the holiday season.

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