While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic and food insecurity throughout the borough, local neighborhood organizations are stepping up to fill the need for families.
The food pantry at Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka parish is one avenue where people can get food. Run by the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the pantry is providing all sorts of non-perishable goods.
Those in need can simply call 718-326-2185 and provide a name and number. A member of the society will call back to assess need, such as number of family members and children, to be sure the appropriate food is given.
Community members can help out by donating a number of non-perishable goods. The pantry is collecting the following items:
- Peanut butter
- Macaroni and cheese
- Tomato sauces
- Canned soups
Donations can be brought to the rectory for processing either Tuesday or Friday morning between 8 and 11 a.m. Each item will be cleaned before storage.
Every bit helps, and will go a long way to helping families survive this crisis!