In response to growing levels of food insecurity in Queens, Councilwoman Joann Ariola delivered food to the community refrigerator on Beach 92nd Street in Rockaway Beach on March 17, and pledged more to follow.
“There are a lot of people in Rockaway and all throughout the borough who are facing food insecurity – a problem enhanced by growing inflation and stagnant wages,” Councilwoman Ariola said. “My office sponsors a regular hot food distribution at St. Rose of Lima Church, but after speaking with some local constituents we realized there was more we could do to help those who might not be able to make it to those distributions. To that end, we partnered with the Met Council NYC to receive packages of dry food and other goods and stocked the fridge and the nearby shelves.”
“Nobody should go hungry,” Councilwoman Ariola added, “and I intend to work hard to make sure that no families in District 32 are forced to skip their meals due to food insecurity.”
In addition to the goods delivered last week, the Councilwoman is also arranging for fresh produce to be delivered to the location as well.