food pantries en Food pantries strained by federal cuts <p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:51:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48967 at Food pantries strained by federal cuts NY's food pantries say hunger is growing <p>Food pantries and soup kitchens say they are reluctantly becoming a permanent part of the nation’s safety net for the poor. In a new report on New York’s charitable food distribution system, the groups say it is government that needs to step in and lend a helping hand. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:43:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31225 at Area CROP Walks hope to help hungry locally and worldwide <p>It is CROP Walk weekend in central New York. The annual walk, sponsored by Church World Service to raise money for the hungry, comes at a time when the need is great. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:04:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 27449 at