Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and Saint Frances of Rome Church received hundreds of cans, boxes, and jars of nonperishable food items this afternoon.
Goodman Management, Kelly Ryan’s Bar and Restaurant, and Ben’s Market, donated dozens of turkeys to families in need.
Assemblyman Dinowitz was joined at his district office by representatives from the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and Saint Frances of Rome Church in Wakefield, who picked up dozens of boxes containing hundreds of cans, boxes, and jars of food collected by local students from PS 7, PS 81, and community members during Assemblyman Dinowitz’s annual holiday food drive. These non-perishable food items, along with dozens and dozens of turkeys donated by Goodman Management, Kelly Ryan’s Bar and Restaurant, and Ben’s Market will go to Bronx families in need this holiday season.
“I am very pleased to report that my office’s 2016 annual holiday food drive has been a huge success thus far,” said Assemblyman Dinowitz. “Thanks to the inspiring efforts of the community, in particular the students and staff at PS 7 and PS 81, my office has been absolutely packed over the past weeks with boxes of food. These donations make a big difference to many families in our community. If you haven’t yet had the chance to give back this holiday season, don’t forget that my office will be accepting non-perishable food items until December 15th!”
All food items will be donated to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and the food pantry at Saint Frances of Rome Church for families in need during the Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas holiday seasons. The following canned and non-perishable food items are accepted: canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, dried beans, pasta, rice, tuna, coffee, teas, canned juices, powdered milk, Jell-O, and soups. Residents may donate their canned goods to Assemblyman Dinowitz’s office located at 3107 Kingsbridge Avenue; one block west of Broadway, just off of West 231st Street. For more information, call (718) 796-5345.
Pictured from left to right: Margaret Della, Executive Director of Kingsbridge Heights Community Center; Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz; Lorrin Johnsons, co-chair of Saint Frances of Rome Food Pantry; Dave Lynch, Kelly Ryan’s Bar and Restaurant, and Pat McCaffrey, co-chair of Saint Frances of Rome Food Pantry.