Queens, NY — Commonpoint Queens – formerly known as the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y – announces partnership with the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Teen Advisory Group, Securing Safe Food. The group works to increase the food allergic community’s access to allergy-friendly food in food pantries.
Securing Safe Food works with allergy-friendly and gluten-free food manufacturers to supply food pantries with allergy-friendly donations. They then partner with pantries and local nonprofits to improve access to safe food for food allergic individuals.
Commonpoint Queens CEO, Danielle Ellman stated, “Being able to serve the often-overlooked population of food-insecure people with food allergies is one more way we strive to serve all those who come through our doors. We are delighted to partner with Securing Safe Food to increase our ability to provide healthy, quality food options that are culturally competent and safe for our clients. We thank Securing Safe Food and Sydney Hankin for reaching out and supporting us.”
Securing Safe Food has provided more than 2,000 pounds of food to more than 20 food pantries, local nonprofits, and servicing banks in Connecticut, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York to provide food insecure individuals and families with allergy-friendly food.
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/emergency. If you would like to make a donation for Commonpoint Queens’ food initiative, please visit www.commonpointqueens.org/donate or contact Judy at [email protected].
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Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives.