FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020
The Diocese of Brooklyn Press Office is sharing this media advisory on behalf of our colleagues at Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens regarding an Emergency Pop-Up Food Pantry event taking place at St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church located in the Elmhurst section of Queens.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Distribute 4,800 bags at an Emergency Pop-Up Food Pantry in Elmhurst Queens Tomorrow
WHAT: Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will distribute 4,800 bags at an Emergency Pop-Up Food Pantry in Elmhurst at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church located at 87-34 Whitney Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens tomorrow, Friday, May 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At tomorrow’s event, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will:
- Hand out 4,800 bags of food;
- Serve 1,600 individuals;
- Each individual will receive 3 bags of food consisting of 11 meals to
tal; Bags will contain dry staple goods, produce, apples, tortillas, and juices.
- Distribute a total of nearly 17,600 meals;
- Individuals will receive access to supportive services via our call center and behavioral health services via telehealth; and outreach mater
ial encouraging participants to self-respond to the 2020 Census.
Since March 24 Catholic Charities will have:
- Provided over 71,400 meals at emergency Pop-Up Food Distributions in Brooklyn and Queens.
- Provided over 100,000 meals at our food pantries.
- Witnessed a massive 200 percent increase in demand for food at our existing food pantries.
Photography and interviews will be available with organizers and recipients. Please contact Lucy Garrido-Mota at Lucy.garrido-m
The Emergency 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 help, donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens at www.ccbq.org.
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