All New Yorkers in need of food can receive assistance regardless of immigration or economic status. Our city’s “new normal” of social distancing, shuttered businesses, lost wages, and closed schools has increased the number of hungry New Yorkers. Low-income New Yorkers, families with school-aged children, and seniors at high-risk of COVID-19 infection are among those who are struggling most. According to a poll recently published by The New York Times, half of New York City residents are concerned about how they will afford food as this crisis continues. There are resources and services to support you. The Public Charge rule does not change your ability to access benefits such as food.
Mixteca is a community-based organization located in Sunset Park. Its mission is to empower Mexican and Latin-American immigrants of the New York area by providing them access to services that enhance their quality of life and will allow them to reach sustainable social and economic development. They offer a variety of programs and services that respond to the specific needs of immigrant families and aim to build a supportive environment for the growing Mexican and Latin-American immigrant community.