St. Nicholas Houses/NYCHA (263409)
Credit: Bill Moore photo

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and NYC Food Czar Kathryn Garcia launched a daily delivery of 500 ten-pound food boxes each weekday by online grocer FreshDirect to a rotating list of Manhattan NYCHA developments, being distributed internally to families in need as determined by the local Tenants Association.

First delivered on Monday, deliveries will be made to Grant Houses on Amsterdam Avenue. From there, the boxes will be distributed to those in neighboring Manhattanville, St. Nicholas, Douglass and Taft Rehabs, and Seward Park buildings.

According to the organization Hunger Free America, child hunger is soaring across New York City during the current health and economic crises, with 38% of parents cutting the size of meals or skipping meals for their children because they did not have enough money for food in the last month.