Local pols seek donations for starving food pantry
by Jess Berry
Jun 30, 2014 | 519 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Local politicians are taking action to fill the shelves of Sacred Heart food pantry, which have been nearly empty for almost six months.

State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Michael Miller have opened up their local offices as drop-off sites to collect donations for the pantry.

“The Sacred Heart food pantry has helped struggling individuals and families for years, and it’s important that as a community we work together to keep their stock plentiful,” Addabbo said. “When we are in the position to do so, it is important to help those less fortunate.

“By securing Mike’s and my offices as collection sites, we can hopefully make it more convenient for people in the district to help get the food pantry back to what it was,” he added.

The officials are looking for donations of toiletries such as soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies and detergent, as well as frozen vegetables, bread and butter.

All donations, however, are welcome and can be dropped off at Addabbo’s Middle Village office at 66-85 73rd Place or Miller’s Woodhaven office at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard.

Donations can also be dropped off at Cooks Arts and Crafts at 80-09 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, or brought directly to the food pantry at 77-05 84th Street in Glendale. The pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Gift cards are also welcome so supplies can be purchased.

“The Sacred Heart food pantry has helped dozens of families in need in our community. Because of this, it is vitally important for all of us to help them with their mission,” Miller said. “After all, giving makes for a better living.”

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