Later this morning, Christine Quinn will announce that 211,801 households in Brooklyn are eligible for federal food stamps, but aren’t enrolled in the program, according to a media advisory from her office. Families in those households will be targeted with fliers and pamphlets encouraging them to sign up.
This comes one day after Quinn traveled to the Bronx and announced 100,000 households in the borough are eligible for food stamps but don’t receive them.
It’s all part of Quinn’s citywide push on the issue of hunger, which she discusses in the clip above (from an earlier press conference).
I didn’t notice any stories this morning about the announcement in Brooklyn yesterday, and it’s safe to say that hunger, as an issue, doesn’t draw nearly as much news coverage as some others. But if she succeeds in getting food stamps to a large number of these families, it would be a feather in her cap for her likely mayoral campaign.