On March 21st, Sisters With Purpose (SWP) continued to host their bi-weekly food pantry at the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SWP President, Susie Williams, observed how the virus has affected jobs and caused panic shopping sprees, which in turn left many empty shelves at grocery stores. Receiving several frantic calls from those who rely on her organization’s bi-weekly distribution of food, she knew that SWP needed to continue the food pantry.
“There is a dire need for people to have food now, so you really feel like you are making an impact when you are distributing food to these individuals. The most important thing right now is to get the resources to people that are in need,” Williams said.
The lower level of the BSC was lined with tables stocked with prepackaged tote bags. There was also a section with food and supplies for infants and adults.
Participants arrived with gloves, masks, carriages, and bags, so that they could quickly collect their food and maintain six feet of social distancing. An officer from Public Safety was present so that he could ensure that everyone was compliant with social distancing.
Each recipient offered a heartfelt thank you.
Photo by Amanda Moses