Heartbreaking Video: Starving New Yorkers Reduced To Eating from Dumpster In Sandy’s Aftermath



The situation in New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is dire. Some have gone days without power, water or even food as the superstorm brought the nation’s busiest city to a standstill.

Just how bad is it? WNBC actually found New Yorkers dumpster diving behind a Key Food supermarket Thursday, searching for any remnants of food they could find.

WNBC reporter Jonathan Vigliotti said people are “so hungry they literally pried open this dumpster — you see that door open right now — and they are literally picking through for whatever they can take home with themselves.”

“We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children, literally up on top of this,” he added.

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(YWN Desk – NYC)


  1. Not clear why this is. Some friends in lower East Side said they’ve had to rely upon their stocks of cans of tuna fish and crackers or energy bars or have had to walk or bike to midtown to buy essentials and shlep back home but that its not a crisis. The weather has been reasonably cool so they don’t need A/C and lots of places have sprung up where you can charge your PDA or cellphone. There are also a number of emergency centers and charities who have set up feeding stations for the elderly and infirm who cannot walk uptown. Yes, its very inconvenient, but many parts of the country lose power for a week or so at at time during bad storms but its not considered a big deal and not the type of social meltdown the article would have us believe.