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Poor New Yorkers getting fancy food leftovers

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Photo - Food pantry customers are served samples of a donated pate of duck foie gras while waiting their turns to shop, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in New York. About 170,000 pounds of delicacies left from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York were donated and distributed to food pantries across the five boroughs..(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Food pantry customers are served samples of a donated pate of duck foie gras while waiting their turns to shop, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in New York. About 170,000 pounds of delicacies left from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York were donated and distributed to food pantries across the five boroughs..(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York,Entitlements

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world's fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can't afford even basic meat-and-potato meals.

This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, including $80-a-pound foie gras (fwah-GRAH') and duck.

When the show ended Tuesday, volunteers descended on mountains of artisanal cheeses, salsas and jams, plus chocolate, olive oil and other items donated by many of the purveyors from 49 countries.

A half-dozen tractor-trailers delivered the food to pantries and community programs.

The giveaway is a joint effort by the Specialty Food Association that produces the show and the City Harvest anti-hunger nonprofit that delivers basic foods daily to New Yorkers.

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