Saturday, November 9, 2019


Food Drive
Sunday, November 10th, 8:00 a.m. to noon

To replenish the food pantry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in time for Thanksgiving, the church's Cub Scout Pack 187 will collect non-perishable food on Sunday, November 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

They'll collect the food in front of Foodtown, 382 McDonald Avenue at Albemarle Road, in Kensington, for the benefit of neighborhood residents in need.

Non-perishable foods have a long shelf life, with expiration dates far into the future. They can be safely stored at room temperature.

A few examples of non-perishable foods are canned fish, canned meat, canned and dried beans, nuts, peanut and other nut butters, jelly, honey, canned fruit, dried fruit, 100% fruit juice, bottled water, dry or shelf-stable milk, canned vegetables, crackers, uncooked rice, uncooked pasta, hot and cold cereals, granola, flour, dried herbs and spices, etc.

Healthy food options are best: whole grains, low fat, low or no sugar, low or no salt, and few or no chemical additives.
Recent statistics showed that almost 13% of New York City’s population suffer from food insecurity, meaning that they aren't able to afford an adequate supply of food.

Last year, in fact, 34% of the food pantries and kitchens in New York City didn't have enough resources to meet people's needs, so they had to turn people away, reduce portion sizes, and cut back on their open hours.