Ulrich to host food drive benefitting local pantries

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Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office is organizing a food drive to support local pantries and families in need.

During the Lenten season, his office will collect donations for the food pantry at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church in Ozone Park, as well as the pantry at St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Roman Catholic Church in Rockaway and Broad Channel.

These are the food items needed at the churches’ food pantries:

  • Canned meats
    • Chili with beans
    • Corn beef hash
    • Vienna sausage
    • Tuna fish
  • Soup
    • Chicken noodle soup
  • Pasta
  • Italian sauce
  • Beef ravioli sauce
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Macaroni and beef
  • Macaroni and cheese (boxes)
  • Bread
  • Canned vegetables
    • Carrots
    • Spinach
    • Sweet peas
    • Corn
  • Canned beans
    • Kidney beans
    • Baked beans
  • Rice
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Canned fruit
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Fruit cocktail
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly

The canned/non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at Ulrich’s district office at 93-06 101st Avenue (Ozone Park), or the Rockaway Park district office at 114-12 Beach Channel Drive, Suite 1.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donations will be taken until April 9.


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