Can mapping hunger in New York City help people in poverty?
About 40% of New Yorkers struggle to put food on the table. But these rates vary dramatically by neighborhood. How do we know where food hardship is hitting New Yorkers hardest?
That’s where the Center on Poverty and Social Policy came in. Partnering up with the Robin Hood Foundation, the Center launched a Poverty Tracker report to see how short families are falling on their household food budgets. And where on a map of New York City those households live.
The Poverty Tracker shows disadvantage is concentrated and compounded in key areas of the city, with the Bronx home to some of the highest food hardship rates. These insights from the Tracker promise to inform better, more targeted policies to alleviate hunger in the Big Apple. Learn more.