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Food Bank Hosts Series of Candidate Forums on Neighborhood Issues

 The seven forums will be hosted by the Food Bank for New York City.
The seven forums will be hosted by the Food Bank for New York City.
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Food Bank of New York City

NEW YORK CITY — With primary season just around the corner, the Food Bank For New York City is hosting a series of nonpartisan candidate forums to focus on hunger and other issues affecting New York's neighborhoods.

The seven forums, moderated by DNAinfo New York, begin Tues., Aug. 26, with candidates for Bronx's Assembly District 77, which has had an open seat since November when former Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson left after winning a seat in the City Council.

Each forum will be held in a district where there's a competitive race and where hunger is an issue, according to the Food Bank. They start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. You can RSVP here.

Here's the schedule of forums:

Tues., Aug. 26
Assembly District 77
Christ Disciples International Ministries
3021-33 Webster Ave.
The Bronx

Weds., Aug. 27
Senate District 20
Mt. Hebron Church of Christ
167 Chester St.

Thurs., Aug. 28
Assembly District 79
Word of Life International
813 Westchester Ave.
The Bronx

Fri., Aug. 29
Assembly District 60 Church of God of Prophecy
71 Malta St.

Tues., Sept. 2
Assembly District 72
Fresh Youth Initiatives
505 W. 171st St.

Weds., Sept. 3
Senate District 14
The Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel
90-23 161st Street


Thurs., Sept. 4
Assembly District 55
1768 St. John's Place

The primaries will be held on Sept. 9 and the general election is Nov. 4.

This is a joint event with Neighbors Together, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, and OPIN (Other People In Need).