Long Line Forms at Brooklyn Food Bank as Providers Struggle to Keep Up

Food banks and pantries across New York declared a state of emergency Wednesday, April 15, due to a drop in supplies, volunteers, and critical funding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Footage shared by Metro World Child, a New York-based humanitarian organization, shows a long line forming down the street outside their Brooklyn food bank on Wednesday.

Metro World Child said that they had given out more than 3,000 food packages over the previous last week and a half. The organization appealed for further resources, saying it would need to provide double that number the following week due to the “enormous need”. Credit: Metro World Child via Storyful