New Faces of Hunger in NYC

August 12, 2016 at 6:28 pm

About 1.4 million New Yorkers – many of them women, children, elderly and disabled – rely on food pantries and soup kitchens. Tonight’s latest installment of our ongoing reporting initiative, Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America, takes a real look at hunger in our city, and the many New Yorkers who struggle to make ends meet. Photojournalist Joey O’Loughlin spent three years documenting people on food pantry lines around the city, and now some of her portraits are on display at the Brooklyn Historical Society in an exhibit titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC.” Tonight, we’ll take a look at what O’Loughlin discovered about what the hungry of New York City looks like, and who they are might surprise you.

Joey’s exhibit is on view at Brooklyn Historical Society, located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn, until November 13, 2016.

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Hannah’s Kosher Pantry, also located in Brooklyn, is helping a predominantly orthodox Jewish community make ends meet while still keeping kosher. See more on the story by following the link!