FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2021
QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND PARISH WORK TOGETHER TO FEED THEIR NEIGHBORS
Students from The Early Childhood Center at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy, have collected over 2,000 non-perishable items to be donated to a neighboring church food pantry tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The donated items will be loaded onto the St. John’s University campus ministry van starting at 9 a.m. outside the schools located at 152-24 26th Avenue in the Flushing/Whitestone area of Queens.
The van will then deliver the donated goods to St. Kevin’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 45-21 194th Street in Flushing, at approximately 10 a.m.
The parish pantry at St. Kevin’s is known as “The Market,” and serves an average of 50 families every Wednesday. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, donations to the pantry have declined. The parish has been purchasing food to meet the needs of those they regularly assist.
Tamar Chicavich, a mother of two students at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy, started the food drive as a Lenten service project. Amy Barron is the Principal at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy.