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3,600 Bags of Food Distributed at an Emergency Pop-Up Event

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Distributed 3,600 Bags of Food at Emergency Pop-Up Food Distribution in Cambria Heights, Queens for Community Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed 3,600 bags of food at an Emergency Pop-Up Pantry in Cambria Heights at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Friday, June 12, 2020. 
Since March 24, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, in partnership with parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn, has provided over 300,000 meals through our food pantry network, emergency pop-up food distributions, and home delivered meals programs.  

On Friday, June 12, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed a total of nearly 13,200 meals through 3,600 bags of food. Catholic Charities served 1,200 individuals who received 3 bags of food consisting of 11 meals total. Bags contained dry staple goods, pasta, dry beans, crackers, farina, fresh chicken, produce, 5 lb. bag of potatoes, 2 lb. bag of carrots, 3 lb. bag of apples, 4 lb. bag of onions, celery stalk, cucumbers, strawberries, tomato sauce, apple sauce, fruit cups, tortillas, chips, tuna, juices and a pasta primavera recipe.  

Individuals received access to supportive services via our call center and behavioral health services via telehealth, a coping with stress flyer and outreach material encouraging participants to self-respond to the 2020 Census. 
As New York State begins to reopen in phases, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will continue to serve communities severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in need. 

The Emergency Pop-Up Food Distribution is organized and funded by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens as a direct response to our neighbors in need in both boroughs. To help, donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens at www.ccbq.org.   

Footage and Images Courtesy of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens 

Media Coverage
Food providers feel the strain of COVID, Queens Chronicle, June 18, 2020
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributes over 3,000 meals in Cambria Heights, QNS, June 17, 2020

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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens: For 120 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. As one of the largest faith-based developers of affordable housing in the country, Catholic Charities provides 4,330 units of housing for low-income seniors, families, veterans, the formerly homeless, those with HIV and those struggling with mental illness. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.