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New York City Faces Epidemic of Working Hungry

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It's Christmastime at the South Bronx apartment of Jose and Oleyda Gutierrez. While their spirits are high, their food budget is low. The household's sole income producer, Jose works at a restaurant for minimum wage plus minimal tips. "The money we make is not enough,” he says. “We cannot afford to buy enough food because at the end of the month, sometimes even at the end of the week, Thursday or Friday, the refrigerator is almost empty or sometimes completely empty....

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