Councilwoman Joann Ariola partnered with the Glennon family of Rockaway Beach on Wednesday, April 26, bringing in more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to support the Glennon’s community refrigerator and help fight food insecurity on the peninsula. The food was provided through the Met Council, an organization which the Councilwoman funds.
“Food insecurity has no place in Rockaway, or anywhere else in New York City,” Councilwoman Ariola said. “It was an honor to work with this family and to provide food to dozens of local families who might otherwise have struggled to secure fresh food options.”
The refrigerator, located on Beach 92nd Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Holland Avenue, has been in service since 2020 and has been providing food to needy residents of Rockaway for nearly three years. This latest donation, however, was the largest the refrigerator has yet received.
“This is amazing,” said Becky Glennon, who regularly maintains the refrigerator outside of her home. “I’m so happy with the amount of people who were able to come by and get food, and I’m grateful and looking forward to the next one!”