Project HOPE (Help Our People Eat) has now entered its fourth year feeding the hungry. This volunteer program is sponsored by Transfiguration and St. Stanislaus parishes in Maspeth, and with the support of Father Paul and his staff, it is housed in Transfiguration Hall in Maspeth.
Forty to 50 needy persons are served weekly. Each Monday, homeless persons from Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Elmhurst receive a hot meal at Transfiguration Parish Hall. They are also given warm clothes and receive counseling and housing information.
On Tuesdays, the team goes to the streets bringing soup, sandwiches, juice, clothes and soap to the homeless and immigrants from the Maspeth, Elmhurst and Woodside communities.
This program has been well received because of the great support from the people, support programs, and businesses of Maspeth, and the volunteers who serve meals and sort the clothes.
Thanks also goes out to the people of the parishes who are generous beyond words. And I thank our anonymous donor who brings a case of Irish Spring soap every three months for the needy on the street.
It is the enormity of sharing that enables this effort to succeed.
Deacon Art Griffin