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Joel Berg

Joel Berg

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    Emergency food distribution (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)

    March 17, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Hunger in New York City

    Joel Berg of Hunger Free America joined the show to discuss hunger in New York City and how to address food insecurity coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    As New York City continues its struggle as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic and its socioeconomic fallout, food insecurity continues to plague an increasing number of New Yorkers. Mayor Bill de Blasio has named a “food czar” and instituted a number of initiatives and added spending to attempt to address the problem, with the city giving out more than 10 million free meals in April and expecting to provide even more in

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    Meal handouts from school during coronavirus (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    April 1, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Hunger and the Coronavirus Crisis

    joel berg 150Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, joined the show to discuss the city's hunger and food insecurity crisis, which is becoming exponentially worse due to the coronavirus outbreak and its fallout. Berg discussed the