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Hygiene and cleaning supplies donated by the Towers at Water’s Edge

Heidi Salter | September 14, 2021

Commonpoint Queens thanks the residents and management of the Towers at Water’s Edge for collecting hundreds of hygiene and cleaning supplies to distribute through Commonpoint Queens’ four food pantries.  

Commonpoint Queens volunteer and Water’s Edge resident, Bruce Misher spearheaded the effort. Misher said, “We know the need is tremendous and the minute I mentioned the collection to John Monteforte, President Seville Board of Directors, Gregg Randell, President Versailles Board of Directors, and Ira Kaye, President Americana Board of Directors they immediately said, absolutely! The outpouring of support was incredible with hundreds of items donated. It’s nice to live in a place where the people care about their community and give back.” 

Commonpoint Queens CEO, Danielle Ellman said, “Our partners at Met Council and UJA Federation of New York, and New York City provide us with the food we need to distribute to our community.  However, according to USDA regulations, items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sponges, cleanser, etc. cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits. Because of this, many families cannot afford to purchase the most basic of necessities. We are very grateful to the individuals and communities like the Towers at Water’s Edge for their generosity in helping our most vulnerable.” 

Commonpoint 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
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 – 3:00pm

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].

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