There’s a lot to say about this reporter broadcasting images of hungry New Yorkers searching for food, but what’s clear now is that people in the East Village and Lower East side–where there are several public housing complexes–are desperate for food. Their priority is getting food, not marathons. 

New Yorkers on food stamps have especially been hit hard because they can’t pay for food, the state distributes benefits through Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT) that can’t be swiped in stores without power.