Food Giveaway Draws Over 1,000 in South Bronx

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

Catholic Charities and Bronx Terminal Market gave away meals to more than 1,000 people at a food distribution event  in the South Bronx Friday, with hungry residents waiting in line for hours amid the borough’s ongoing economic crisis.

With record demand for SNAP benefits, depression-era level unemployment numbers, and some of the starkest disparities in coronavirus health outcomes, the Bronx continues to bare a disproportionate brunt of the pandemic’s economic damage compared to other boroughs.

The monthly food distribution will next take place Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 656 River Avenue.

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.