The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 22nd for the unveiling of the JCCRP’s newly retrofitted “Client Choice Pantry”. The new facility is located at 1525 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway.
“It comes as no surprise that particularly after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, the food pantry at JCCRP is seeing more clients than ever before,” said Nathan Krasnovsky Executive Director of JCCRP. “The JCCRP food pantry had severe damage from the storm and is now set to re-open, thanks to a grant from Food Bank.”
The pantry is designed for low-income residents to browse the pantry shelves, while providing a comfortable shopping experience. Additionally, the newly renovated space will enable the JCCRP to attract clients that have shied away and could benefit from other services the JCCRP has to offer in order to help them rebuild their lives and return to stability, security, and self-sufficiency.
The food bank was able to re-open following the support from: Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway), Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Far Rockaway), Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Rockaway), UJA-Federation of New York, Project Hope at OHEL, The Jewish Services Coalition, Achiezer, Red Cross, Food Bank For New York City and Met Council.