People receive food at a weekly distribution by the ICNA Relief Hunger Prevention Program in Brooklyn, N.Y., on October 16, 2023. Following the end of a pandemic food assistance benefit, over 1.7 million New York City residents currently rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. With the number of those in need of food assistance growing, the Salvation Army has reported that they’ve served 53% more meals to New Yorkers in the first nine months of 2023. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)