What initially started as a community-based, collective effort for the LGBTQ community of Queens has organically grown into a larger movement to address food insecurity among all of our neighbors, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.
Love Wins Food Pantry is operated by a diverse group of volunteers. We rely on the generous support of donors and partners to provide fresh vegetables and non-perishable items to all of our neighbors in Queens. We pride ourselves in creating in a safe space for LGBTQ and gender non-confirming people especially, but we eagerly help anyone who needs it during these difficult times.
Your support will go towards:
- Connecting all Queens neighbors to nutritious foods during the holidays and beyond
- LGBTQ-led and volunteer-run inclusive food pantry
- Specific outreach to immigrants and the LGBTQ community
As an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queens neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Corona are among those with the highest number of cases and deaths in the country; and some of the longest lines at food pantries —sometimes upwards of 20 blocks.
These NYC neighborhoods are home to a community that is 88% people of color, 2/3 foreign born, majority low-income, working class, undocumented essential workers. Traditional social service agencies are doing all they can, but it is not enough to support everyone who needs help. We are taking matters into our own hands. We hope that you can help.
Want to see how you're making an impact by supporting us? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook . You can also visit our website at www.lovewinsnyc.org.
In Gratitude + Resilience,
The Love Wins Food Pantry Team
- SOFIA GEIER
- Jeffrey Waxman
Organizer and beneficiary
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