Canned Food Drive for Homeless Vets – Donate in Woodhaven

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If you want to help homeless veterans, you can stop by one of our local supermarkets, pick up a few extra canned goods or nonperishable food items, and drop them off at the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (84-20 Jamaica Avenue) from 3 PM to 9 PM on Wednesday, November 19th.canned-food

Councilman Eric Ulrich – the chairman of the New York City Council’s Veterans Committee – is spearheading a city-wide effort to collect canned food items for homeless veterans.

From the Queens Chronicle:

“It’s a heartbreaking reality that veterans around the city struggle each day to get a hot meal,” Ulrich said at a press conference.

“Veterans’ homelessness and hunger are two serious issues in our city. Our veterans deserve better and this drive will help ensure that local food pantries and soup kitchens are equipped to assist those less fortunate with hot meals during the holiday season.”

You can donate canned food and other non-perishable food items at either his office (93-06 101st Avenue) or at the office of Elizabeth Crowley (71-19 80th Street, Suite 8-30, Atlas Park Mall) up until Thursday, November 20th.

Or – if it’s easier – you can donate on Wednesday, November 19th from 3 PM to 9 PM at the office of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (84-20 Jamaica Avenue).  So, if you want to help the homeless vets, you can stop by one of our local supermarkets, pick up a few extra canned goods or nonperishable food items, and drop them off right there on Jamaica Avenue. It’s as easy as that!

For more information, email the WRBA at info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call 718-296-3735.

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