Commonpoint Queens distributed 26,400 diapers (more than 300 cases) donated by the Allied Foundation to its four food panties in Forest Hills, Little Neck, Queens Village, and Elmhurst on Thursday, January 20.
Commonpoint Queens thanks the Allied Foundation for its generous donation of diapers and wipes, and Men on the Move for donating a truck to transport the donations. Representatives from Queens’ first professional soccer team, Queensboro FC, along with Congressmember Grace Meng and Councilmember Linda Lee, braved the snow to help unload and sort the truckload of diapers and distribute them to four of Commonpoint Queens’ locations – the Forest Hills Food Pantry, Martin Van Buren High School, Little Neck Food Pantry, and the Jack and Shirley Silver Employment Hub.
Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman said, “Our partners at the Allied Foundation provide our clients with the diapers and wipes our community desperately needs. Currently the government does not recognize diapers as a basic need and no program (not SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid) allocates dollars specifically for their purchase. A family could spend upwards of 14% of their income on diapers! This represents critical funds for a struggling family. We are very grateful to the individuals and foundations like the Allied Foundation for their generosity in helping our most vulnerable.” Ellman continued, “Having members of our own homegrown pro soccer team on-hand to help their neighbors is incredibly moving. I can’t forget, a huge thank you to Men on the Move for their donation of a truck!”
If you would like to make a donation in support of Commonpoint Queens’ food initiative, please visit www.commonpointqueens.org/
Forest Hills Food Pantry, 108-13 67th Road, Forest, Hills, NY 11375
Monday: 11am-2pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-2pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Little Neck Food Pantry, 58-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Jack and Shirley Silver Employment Hub, 77-17 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst NY 11373
Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00pm
Martin Van Buren High School, 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens Village NY 11427
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am-2:30 pm
If you or someone you know is in need of food or other critical services including benefits enrollment, employment assistance, personal or business loans, visit www.commonpointqueens.org/