Bronx residents suffered from food insecurities before the pandemic and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem. Lines at food pantries stretch around the block and thousands flock to food giveaways.
In fact, since the coronavirus arrived Councilman Mark Gjonaj and community organizations have teamed up to feed people. No program has been more beneficial towards this goal than the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Since last October, they have distributed food boxes with approximately 125,000 meals of milk, yogurt, fruits, vegetables and meat to thousands of struggling Bronxites.