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Food Insecurity, exacerbated by the pandemic, continues to affect New Yorkers with disabilities

Food insecurity continues to be an unfortunate side effect of the pandemic, with the city’s most vulnerable suffering high rates. Disabled New Yorkers, specifically those with physical disabilities, have found it increasingly difficult not just to access food but to access food emergency services as well. Before the pandemic, disabled New Yorkers were already disproportionately food insecure. Currently, 28% of disabled New Yorkers live in poverty, twice the rate of non-disabled New Yorkers.