BY AMANDA MOSES
Elected Officials and Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) community organizations distributed approximately 1,163 boxes/bags of food over the course of one week to community residents needing assistance during the pandemic.
Throughout the “Pause” Sisters With Purpose (SWP), have continued to hold food pantries twice a month at the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC). To answer the increasing demand for help SWP has held pop-up pantries with the help of the Food Bank for New York City, New York Cares, and other donors. On June 2nd, Boar’s Head, a meat and cheese-based company, donated 188 bags of food. SWP held an additional pantry on June 7th with a large donation from the Food Bank of New York City, distributing 325 bags of food.
On June 4th, New York State Senator, Roxanne Persaud donated 300 boxes of food filled with milk, peanut butter, onions, apples, pasta, cereal, carrots, rice, and other non-perishable items. Members of the Starrett City Tenants Association (SCTA) helped distribute these items at the BSC’s outside basketball courts.
On June 6th, Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez partnered with Bakewell Bakery and Restaurant, Valentino Food Market, ShopRite, City Harvest, and other organizations to distribute boxed food items at 1390 Pennsylvania Avenue. SCTA volunteers also assisted in this event, distributing 350 bags of food, $350 in ShopRite gift cards, and over 2,000 masks that were donated by Community Leader, Nikki Lucas.
Please check the Spring Creek Sun for updates about food distribution events in the community and throughout Brooklyn.
Photos courtesy of SCTA and DPS