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Commonpoint Queens Thanks Community Members for Supporting Food Pantry Improvements

Dawn Rafal | July 22, 2021

Queens, NY — Commonpoint Queens thanks community member David Abraham for supporting the installation of air conditioning and insulation in our food storage garage.

Abraham, an area resident, was driving by and saw the line of people outside Commonpoint Queens’ food pantry on 67th Road and 108th Street in Forest Hills. Curious about what was happening, he parked and met food pantry director, Jay Rojas. Abraham was so moved by the work he witnessed, he told his friends and together they raised $5,605 to support the pantry’s upgrading their storage garage with air conditioning, insulation, and new double doors.

Abraham said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed. These are words I live my life by. I was so moved by what I saw, I knew I had to do something. I’m grateful for the work being done here to help people in need and proud to be a part of it.”

Commonoint Queens’ food pantries are barrier-free, dignified spaces for people experiencing food insecurity. Clients can order their groceries using our digital system and make an appointment to pick-up their package. This is a huge help to working families who now do not need to take off time from work to receive their food.

 

Forest Hills Food Pantry, 108-13 67th Road, Forest, Hills, NY 11375

Monday: 11am-2pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Tuesday: 9am-2pm
Wednesday: 9am-2pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Thursday: 9am-2pm
Friday: 9am-2pm
NEW Sunday Hours: 10am-2pm

 

Little Neck Food Pantry, 58-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

Commonpoint Queens Workforce Hub, 77-17 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst NY 11373 

Monday-Friday: Walk-in hours 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Martin Van Buren High School, 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens Village NY 11427

Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am-2:30 pm

 

If you would like to make a donation in support of Commonpoint Queens’ food initiative, please visit www.commonpointqueens.org/donate or contact Judy at [email protected]org.

 

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.

 

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More About Commonpoint Queens

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. To learn more, go to www.commonpointqueens.org.