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 email@example.com.
For families living in the 11368 Zip Code in Corona interested in receiving food, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org