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Commonpoint Queens Thanks Consolidated Edison for $5,000 Grant in support of Food Pantry

tanenbaum pool food pantry

Consolidated Edison (ConEd) has made a $5,000 donation to the social services organization Commonpoint Queens in support of their food pantry. From March 16th to June 8th, Commonpoint Queens has delivered more than 221,078 meals to homebound seniors, immunocompromised individuals, and families in need.

Commonpoint Queens CEO, Danielle Ellman said, “Thanks to ConEd, this grant will support our efforts to ensure that our most vulnerable have healthy food to eat. We are very grateful for their donation and acknowledgment of the importance of food support services during this pandemic.”

Commonpoint Queens’ food pantry at 108-13 67th Road, Forest Hills 11375 is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, date of birth and driver’s license or non-driver id number required for registration. 

An auxiliary pantry is now open for curbside pickup pantry at the Tanenbaum Family Pool, located at 58-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362. Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. To schedule a pick-up email VOvalle@CommonpointQueens.org or call 718-423-6111.

Additional Programming Includes:

Emergency Assistance

  • People in need of assistance can call (929) 255-6060 Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or complete their online emergency assistance form at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/commonpoint-queens-emergency-assistance/

  • Emergency cash assistance providing financial support to people seeking to get themselves and their families back on their feet.

  • Free, remote, one-on-one financial coaching, in partnership with the Financial Coaching Corps of the Community Service Society of NY. Discuss how best to manage your finances during the COVID-19 crisis. We can assist you in identifying your financial options during the crisis and developing long-term, financial wellness skills. For more information or to make a remote appointment email ASwerdin@CommonpointQueens.org.

Phone Outreach

  • Telephone support and check-in calls for vulnerable populations

  • Social phone calls for isolated older New Yorkers

  • Teletherapy

Remote learning and virtual classes

  • ESOL classes

  • Fitness activities for individuals, older adults, children, and people with developmental disabilities

  • Arts programming

  • HSE and Pre-HSE classes

  • Digital Literacy classes

  • Vocational Training classes

  • Youth Leadership & Advocacy

  • Academic Support

  • Life Skills

  • College Access

Employment Assistance

  • Job Placement and Career Assistance.

  • Work Readiness/Career Exploration: Hard & Soft Employment skill workshops, Financial Literacy, Resume Development, Career Exploration.


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.