2016-12-07 / Features

Van Bramer Announces 7th Annual Food Drive


Food collected at Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s Food Drive last year was delivered to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, a shelter for homeless veterans in Long Island City. Food collected at Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s Food Drive last year was delivered to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, a shelter for homeless veterans in Long Island City. Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer announced his 7th Annual Food Drive to provide food for homeless and hungry New Yorkers during the holiday season. People are encouraged to donate canned foods, infant formula, pasta, rice, grains, peanut butter, and other nonperishable items at community drop-off sites throughout the 26th Council District.

According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, over 1.4 million New Yorkers, including one in four children in the city, live in households that lack sufficient food, and families often have to make the difficult choice of paying for utilities or purchasing food.

“We all must step up to help hungry families in our community,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “No child should ever have to go to bed hungry. I encourage everyone to pick up some nonperishable food, and donate to families in need in Western Queens.”

Last year, all donated items were delivered to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, a shelter for homeless veterans in Long Island City.

Community members can drop off nonperishable food items at the following locations:

 Van Bramer’s District Office: 47-01 Queens Blvd., Ste. 205, Sunnyside

 Broadway Library: 40-20 Broadway, Astoria

 Court Square Library: 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

 Long Island City Library: 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City

 Ravenswood Senior Center, 34-35A 12th Street, Long Island City

 Sunnyside Library: 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside

 Woodside Library: 54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside

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