CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Across the nation, the people in charge of meal programs and food banks are reporting demand for services is continuing to mount.
New York's junior U.S. Senator spent part of the day Thursday visiting food programs in Ithaca and Cortland. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand saying support for programs, like the Fishes and Loaves program in Cortland, are essential.
"Families are suffering all across New York today. There's not enough food. There's many families with children whose children go to bed hungry at night. A lot of seniors are seeing food insecurity," Gillibrand said. "Unfortunately, the need is much greater and the resources are fewer."
The Senator again urged members of Congress to get back to work on a Farm Bill. She continues to battle efforts by republicans to force major reductions in food stamp resources in that bill.