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Commonpoint Queens More Than Doubles Their Meal Delivery  to 131,232 Meals Delivered to Homebound Seniors In Three Weeks 

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Commonpoint Queens More Than Doubles Their Meal Delivery to 131,232 Meals Delivered to Homebound Seniors In Three Weeks 

Queens, NY — Commonpoint Queens more than doubled the number of meals that they’ve delivered over the last three weeks, having now provided 131,232 meals to community members over the past eight weeks. The human services organization – formerly known as the Samuel Field Y and the Central Queens Y – delivered prepared meals and grocery packages through their two food pantries (located at their two main locations in Forest Hills and Little Neck) to homebound seniors.

One senior shared after receiving a food pantry delivery, “I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you so much. I was in tears that you sent me the box full of groceries. I now have plenty of food. You are doing a great job!”

The organization also continues to make a significant impact in helping Queens community-members navigate the workforce, offering Adult Employment Services including:

  • Career Readiness and Counseling

  • Job Search, Placement, and Retention Services

  • Healthcare Certifications

  • Freelance Training

  • ESOL Classes, ABE/Pre-HSE/HSE, Digital Literacy Classes

  • Work Supports Screening and Enrollment

  • Digital Food Pantry

  • Tax Preparation Services

New Services Offered with the opening of the Upward New York Hub will include:

  • Culinary Arts Training including Food Handler’s Certification

  • Catering Social Enterprise

  • Interest-Free Loan Assistance

  • Financial and Legal Counseling

  • SUNY Attain Lab

Opportunity Youth Workforce programs for young adults ages 16-24 include:

  • Career Readiness Training

  • Comprehensive Case Management

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Pre-HSE and HSE Classes

  • Occupational Training in Allied Health

  • Paid Internships

  • Job Placement 

For more information visit their website at www.commonpointqueens.org


More About Commonpoint Queens

The social services organization Commonpoint Queens helps individuals and families of diverse backgrounds find support, connections and opportunities during all stages of their lives. Guided by the Jewish values of service and justice for six decades, the agency has a range of programs at 52 sites across Queens, assisting 50,000 people each year. To learn more, go to www.commonpointqueens.org.