This fundraising effort was started by a group of longtime College Point residents after Covid began in 2020 so that we could offer lunchtime meals for hardworking essential workers in College Point. We began by bringing lunch to CP's three large nursing homes -- Waterview Nursing Home, Woodcrest Nursing Home and Cliffside Nursing Home -- as a thank-you to staff for their dedication during the Covid-19 crisis. Soon after, the Monsignor at College Point's St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church issued a plea for donations for the parish's food pantry. Many needy families had been relying on the St. Fidelis food pantry during the Covid crisis, and supplies have greatly dwindled. We also learned that the First Reformed Church, and Universal Church, in College Point needed support for their food pantries.
After bringing thank-you lunches to many more CP essential workers for their service to our community during the pandemic -- staff of the post office, fire department, sanitation department, NYPD 109th precinct and the MTA College Point depot -- we shifted our purpose to be entirely focused on helping College Point families who are in need of food. We recently reached our initial fundraising goal of $10,000, and are now turning to the community to reach our new goal of $20,000.
This community outreach effort is organized by Jennifer Shannon, Cathy Shannon, James & Kathryn Cervino, and Margaret Loughlin, all members of A Better College Point Civic Association, and is sponsored by:
A Better College Point ,Coastal Preservation Network , Margaret Loughlin Homes, Genaro's Pizzeria, and City Councilman Paul Vallone.
Thank you so much for your donation, which will directly help the people of College Point.
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