NEW YORK — For some Americans, the idea of buying groceries online is a no-brainer: You can order in bulk and get the goods you need.
But for many others, it’s a noxious prospect.
For many Americans, buying groceries at a grocery store is no-go.
But some grocery stores are offering shoppers the chance to shop at the convenience of their home or at home.
And some shoppers are embracing the online shopping experience as an option.
Read moreWhat you need to know about food banksThis week, the Food Bank of North America announced plans to expand its network of food banks in the greater Philadelphia region, which include Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Reading and York counties.
The expansion comes after the organization announced last year that it was adding more than 1,300 new food banks to its network nationwide.
The organization’s executive director, Dr. Barbara Miller, said the expansion is a response to recent data showing that the number of people in the Philadelphia area living in poverty increased more than 25 percent between 2012 and 2016, as the population of the city has grown.
“In 2016, we saw an increase in the number and severity of food insecurity for people in our community,” Miller said.
“We know the challenges that people in Philadelphia face and we want to help them have access to the support they need, including food banks.”
Read moreFood banks across the country have experienced an uptick in enrollment as of this week.
In New York City, the city’s food bank has been expanding its reach to a much broader group of residents, including people living in apartments, co-ops, single-family homes, homeless shelters and others.
While the expansion of food bank services in the city is not the only change to the food bank program, it is one of several significant changes made by the city to help combat the growing poverty crisis.
To expand access to food, the new expansion is designed to expand the number, geographic range and quality of food served to residents.
The expansion is meant to be an opportunity for residents who have not previously been served by a food bank, including those who may be homeless, in order to access nutritious meals at the same time they are on the move, Miller said in a statement.
The food bank is offering a range of meals for a range to ensure they are healthy and affordable.
The first meal will be a family sized meal that will include beans, rice, vegetables, fruit and rice.
The second meal will include chicken, vegetables and meat.
The third meal will also include vegetables and meats.
For those who have already received food assistance from a food pantry, the first meal offered will include vegetables, fruits and bread.
The second meal and the third meal offer a variety of meals to ensure the meals are nutritious.
The expanded program will provide the services to approximately 800 people a week in the next few months, according to the city.
The Food Bank has also created an app that can help residents navigate to their nearest food pantries.
The app has been designed for people to easily identify food pantrys in their area.
In addition, the organization has launched an online survey that will allow people to fill out an online form to see if they are eligible for food assistance.
The city will also continue to provide more than 30 food pantures in Philadelphia and other areas in the metro area, including Franklin Square, Cherry Hill, Broad and other communities.
Read moreAbout the Foodbank of North CarolinaFor more than a century, the North Carolina Food Bank provides assistance to the most vulnerable residents in North Carolina.
In 2017, the food aid program received more than $14 million from the federal government, according the organization.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides food assistance for more than 300,000 low-income families in North Carolinians.
The agency also works to increase access to nutritious food, nutrition education and prevention services for vulnerable populations.
Read MoreMoreAbout the United Way of the District of ColumbiaThis year, the United Ways of the Washington, D.C., neighborhood has partnered with the Food Banks of the United States to launch the first-ever Food Bank for the District.
The program provides a food basket to needy individuals living in the District and the District’s urban areas, including Georgetown and Washington Heights, as well as the District Metro area.
The Food Banks will be providing meals to more than 6,000 individuals each day in Georgetown and D.U. to help those who need assistance.
The project was launched on May 4 and will continue through May 31, 2019.