New York (CNN)As more and more of the world falls under coronavirus shutdown, many Americans are turning to the internet for daily needs: ordering groceries and household necessities through delivery services like FreshDirect, Amazon, Peapod and even restaurant wholesalers. But not everyone knows how to access those services — and even the people who do have not always been able to use them, as competing orders crowd delivery times and empty stockrooms. Dense, frenetic New York City is by far the biggest epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak, and cases are multiplying fast in the borough of Brooklyn, which with nearly 2.6 million people is bigger than most cities in the world. Here, people have long relied on their neighbors and churches for aid through hard times. They still do. But in the tree-lined neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, known as Bed-Stuy, where gentrification has rapidly widened the gap between rich and poor, a new form of neighborly help is taking root online. For the past week, local residents have been using the workplace communications platform Slack to organize free food deliveries for neighbors who’ve lost their jobs as the coronavirus ravages the US economy, or are too physically vulnerable to walk


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