FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Brings Food To Elmhurst Residents In Need
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens assisted more than 1,382 residents and their families at an Emergency Pop-Up Food Distribution event held today at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church located in the Elmhurst section of Queens, a community severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the course of the four-hour event grab-and-go style event, 1,220 meal bags containing three meals each for a family of three, were given out for a total of 10,980 meals. An additional 162 families received bags of produce and $25 supermarket gift cards.
At the conclusion of today’s event, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has now surpassed 40,000 meals provided at emergency Pop-Up Food Distribution sites over the past three and a half weeks. These events are organized and funded by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens as a direct response to neighbors in need in both boroughs. To help, donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens at www.ccbq.org.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is also offering access to supportive services via their call center, and assistance with behavioral health services via tele-health.