Oresky & Associates, pllc Unites with Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc., La Jornada, and The Queens Museum in Providing Food to 1,000 Families in Corona through a New Pop-Up Pantry in the Heart of Corona

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit New York City very hard, particularly in Corona in western Queens, making it difficult for families who are quarantined with the virus, and for those who have lost their jobs to put food on the table and buy groceries.

We are excited to announce that Together We Can and La Jornada have established a Food Pantry at the Queens Museum that is now open. Oresky and Associates, pllc, which was incredibly supportive throughout the month of May in efforts to help feed and sustain Corona families, will be supporting this important endeavor.

Black, Brown, and immigrant communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 across the country. Just next door to The Queens Museum, the largely immigrant communities living in Corona have faced devastating loss and food insecurity due to unemployment and unequal access to resources and government assistance. In order to help alleviate the demand on existing food pantries and relief efforts in Corona, this new pantry will serve 1,000 families weekly on Wednesdays, distributing a week’s worth of fresh and nonperishable food items.

Anyone interested in supporting the food pantry by volunteering is asked to contact Together We Can by email at togetherwecanrc@gmail.com.

For families living in the 11368 Zip Code in Corona interested in receiving food, please email at togetherwecanrc@gmail.com

For more information, visit www.togetherwecanrc.org. For more information on Oresky & Associates, pllc, visit www.oreskylaw.com.

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Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. Delivers Groceries from Oresky &Associates, pllc to Over 200 Families in Corona

Food Distribution Event Kicks off Partnership between Law Firm and Nonprofit Group

On May 9, twenty volunteers from Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. (TWC) departed from the Queens Museum at Flushing Meadow Corona Park to distribute groceries to more than 200 families in the western Queens community of Corona who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

In an effort to assist these families, TWC recently announced that Oresky & Associates, pllc joined in its battle to fight hunger and assist the Corona community through this difficult time by filling its food banks with groceries for those who are in need. After learning that the Center did not have funding for the month of May, Jacob Oresky, Founder and Managing Attorney, Oresky & Associates, pllc, volunteered to stock the food bank with groceries for these families. As an attorney, Mr. Oresky has represented many members of the Corona community for the past 25 years.

TWC is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-led nonprofit that services the residents of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona with the mission to empower New York residents by linking them to community resources and providing educational opportunities. The group assists with SNAP enrollment, transportation assistance, job placements, resources and referrals, youth empowerment, parent support and more.

For more information, visit www.togetherwecanrc.org. For more information on Oresky & Associates, pllc, visit www.oreskylaw.com.

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Volunteers from Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. pose with the bags of groceries provided from the law firm Oresky & Associates, pllc before leaving from the Queens Museum and distributing them to more than 200 families in the western Queens community of Corona on May 9.

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MEDIA ADVISORY For May 9, 2020: Oresky & Associates, pllc Kicks Off Partnership with Together We Can Community Resource Inc. to Provide for Over 200 Families in Corona

Who:           Oresky & Associates, pllc

Shannon Getzel and Jessica Chacha, Founders, Together We Can Community Resource Inc.

                   Together We Can volunteers

 

What:         Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. (TWC) will be kicking off this partnership with Oresky & Associates, pllc at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at The Queens Museum, together with 20 volunteers. The volunteers will be “meeting” at this point to deliver groceries to families in Corona. No groceries will be distributed at the meeting point.

 

In an effort to assist the western Queens community of Corona, TWC recently announced that Oresky & Associates has joined in its battle to fight hunger and assist the Corona community through this difficult time by filling its food banks with groceries for those who are in need.

 

The food bank provides groceries for over 200 families that have been impacted by the virus. As an attorney, Mr. Oresky has represented many members of the Corona community for the past 25 years.

 

When:        Saturday, May 9, 2020

                   3 p.m.

 

Where:       Queens Museum

                   Flushing Meadows Corona Park

                   Corona, NY

 

Directions:      Long Island Expressway to Exit 22A for Grand Central Pkwy. W. Merge onto Grand Central Pkwy. Take Exit 9P toward Flushing Meadows Corona Park/Tennis Center. After 0.1 mile, make a sharp right onto Meridian Rd. (see signs for Tennis Centre). Museum will be on the left-hand side.

 

Photo Ops:      Ms. Getzel and Ms. Chacha assisting volunteers in distributing food to families in the western Queens community of Corona.

 

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