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New York. 1 su 4 necessitano di cibo. Già distribuiti 32 milioni di pasti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-05-26.

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Più che la città dell’opulenza New York sembrerebbe essere quella della indigenza.

«Nearly 1 in 4 New Yorkers Needs Food»

«Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of people out of work, nearly one in four New Yorkers needs food»

«To address the problem, the city plans to increase to 1.5 million the number of meals it distributes each day by next week, officials said, with a million to be delivered and 500,000 available for pickup at schools»

«As a result of the pandemic, …. we think that number is two million or more. So almost a doubling. That’s why we have made food such as central part of what we do in response to this crisis.»

«The city has been expanding its food-distribution efforts for weeks and has given out 32 million meals during the crisis»

New York è sicuramente rappresentata da Wall Street e dai centri direzionali, ma questi ne rappresentano solo un aspetto.

Pur essendo una città popolosa, un milione e mezzo di Cittadini ha esaurito le risorse per potersi comprare il cibo quotidiano.

Diamo volentieri atto alla amministrazione cittadina di essere intervenuta con fermezza e sollecitudine, fatto che in Europa ed in Italia non è stato dato di riscontrare.

La crisi del Covid-19 ha messo in luce la fragilità strutturale degli Stati Uniti e dell’occidente in genere. Un grande numero di persone lavorava con lavori di ripiego, senza coperture assicurative, svolgendo compiti utili ma non indispensabili, senza essere riusciti a costituirsi un minimo di gruzzolo che consentisse loro di sopravvivere nei momenti di crisi.

Sono dati questi che dovrebbero dare molto cui pensare.

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The New York Times. Nearly 1 in 4 New Yorkers Needs Food.

Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of people out of work, nearly one in four New Yorkers needs food, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.

To address the problem, the city plans to increase to 1.5 million the number of meals it distributes each day by next week, officials said, with a million to be delivered and 500,000 available for pickup at schools.

Before the virus hit, Mr. de Blasio said, officials believed that “somewhere over a million” city residents “were food-insecure, needed food more, at some point in the year.”

As a result of the pandemic, he said, “we think that number is two million or more. So almost a doubling. That’s why we have made food such as central part of what we do in response to this crisis.”

The city has been expanding its food-distribution efforts for weeks and has given out 32 million meals during the crisis, the mayor said.

The mayor’s announcement came after a series of complaints about the quality and nutritional value of food delivered to some residents.

Kathryn Garcia, the top city official in charge of delivering food, said the city had terminated some food vendors for poor performance.

“‘Would you serve this to your grandma?’” city officials asked food vendors, according to Ms. Garcia. “We will hold people accountable.”

Separately, families of New York City public school students will soon get more than $400 per student, regardless of income, to help pay for food while school buildings are closed through a federal relief program.

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