Street Vendors Begin Distributing Meals to New Yorkers in Need

The National Herald

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NEW YORK -- Street vendors in New York have been hit hard by the pandemic, but they are shut out of aid extended to other small businesses. Meanwhile, food insecurity in the city has sharply increased.

The Street Vendor Project from the Urban Justice Center is employing local street vendors to distribute 1,100 meals a week in their communities through the end of September. Distributions began this week in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Read the full press release.