Evangel Church & Roosevelt Island Disabled Association

Free Food Pantry, Fridays, 546 Main Street, 4:00 to 6:30 P.M.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Free Food Pantry, Fridays, 546 Main Street, 4:00 to 6:30 P.M.

Bring ID (Required), Wear a Mask and Bring a Shopping Cart or Bags. Line starts at 546 Main Street (RI Senior Center) entrance. Everyone in need of food is welcome!

Roosevelt Island's needs are great when it comes to hunger, but coordinated by Disabled Association executive director, Wendy Hersh, our community has answered the call.

Hersh reports currently serving over 190 individuals. Most stood in long lines, from 546 Main south past Wholesome Factory, starting more than an hour before the pantry opened, last Friday.

Free Food Pantry, Fridays, 546 Main Street, 4:00 to 6:30 P.M.

 

The free food giveaway launched during the height of the pandemic shutdown and has continued, dependent on volunteers and donations, every week since, although leader Hersh, a state employee, returned to a full workload.

"But it is for the good of our community. So I don’t mind," she said.

Her spirit is much admired, serving as an example of the best of Roosevelt Islanders.

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