NYC Hunger Experience
The Food Bank's NYC Hunger Experience report series, formerly titled NYC Hunger View, tracks annual trends in difficulty affording food among New York City residents. Socio-demographic findings identify which populations throughout the five boroughs are having the greatest difficulty affording food in order to inform policy solutions and address the problem of food poverty.
NYC Hunger Experience 2012: One City, Two Realities
2012, 32 percent of New York City residents (approximately 2.6 million
people) reported difficulty affording needed food, a drop of 3
percentage points from
2011, when 35 percent reported difficulty. Although these findings give some cause for optimism, they mask the
harsh and very different reality in which New York City’s
most vulnerable residents find themselves. This year’s NYC Hunger Experience
report reveals a tale of two cities, wherein the struggles of low-income
unemployed New Yorkers to keep food on the table have intensified even
as the difficulties of those better off continue to improve.
Full Report Highlights Infographic
NYC Hunger Experience November 2005
NYC Hunger View September 2005
NYC Hunger View 2004: Affording Food in a Year of Recovery
For more information on the NYC Hunger Experience series, contact Astrid Spota, Research Associate.