FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2020
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Pop-Up Food Distribution in East New York, Brooklyn for Neighbors in Need Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
WHAT: Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to host a Pop-Up Food Distribution in East New York at St. Michael – St. Malachy Parish located at 225 Jerome Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207 on Friday, April 24th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while supplies last for neighbors in need impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will provide families and individuals with bags of food and will also provide access to additional assistance, information, and resources, including outreach material encouraging an already undercounted neighborhood to participate and self-respond to the 2020 Census. 60 percent of the COVID-19 cases in New York City are in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Last week, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed nearly 12,000 meals worth of food at a grab-and-go style event in Corona, Queens which has been one of the hardest-hit communities during this crisis, and families are in dire need of essentials.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is responding to the hardworking families in this and other immigrant neighborhoods by providing pop-up food pantries, access to supportive services via our call center, and behavioral health services via telehealth.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has seen a 40 percent increase in demand for food at our existing food pantries throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Over the last two weeks, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided nearly 20,000 meals in Corona, Queens. In addition, we are providing over 100,000 meals at our food pantries.
The Pop-Up Food Distribution is organized and funded by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens as a direct response to our neighbors in need in both boroughs. To donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens go to: www.ccbq.org.
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