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In tough times, finding a way to help others in need

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Hunter Halder rides through the streets of Lisbon, Portugal, on Oct. 21, 2001, on a bicycle loaded with food collected from restaurants. Every night, Halder, a 60-year-old American living in Portugal, mounts his bike and picks up food he then distributes to the poor of Lisbon, hit hard by the severe economic crisis in Portugal.

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Hunter Halder talks to a restaurant owner that contributes to the Re-Food project on October 21, 2011 in Lisbon.

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Hunter Halder looks at the volunteer schedule inside the Re-Food office in Lisbon October 11, 2011. Halder, from the U.S., started a project called Re-Food to distribute unserved leftover food to hungry people and has the support of 100 volunteers. Since March 2011, the project has been implemented in the neighborhood of Nossa Senhora de Fatima, in the heart of Lisbon, where they have identified about 70 families in need.

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Hunter Halder and Re-Food volunteers hold bags of food to deliver to needy people in Lisbon October 18, 2011.

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Hunter Halder knocks on the apartment door of a needy family to deliver them meals in Lisbon October 11, 2011.

 I've heard of other similar small-scale efforts in New York City. Are there any in your neighborhood?