This morning, local community leaders Jeremy Bucaria, Mike Scala, Torey Schnupp and others distributed 60 bagels and four boxes of coffee to essential workers at the Lindenwood Shopping Center in Howard Beach.
Bucaria, a local activist who coordinated the event, said he wanted to show gratitude to people serving the community.
“I wanted to show my children the importance of celebrating local heroes and volunteering to serve others,” he said.
The bagels and coffee were donated by All American Bagel, located at 82-41 153rd Avenue.
The group greeted staff with cheers and signs thanking them for their service.
“These workers are beyond essential,” Scala said. “They can’t work from home like some of us.
“They’re out here everyday making sure we have everything we need. Today was about giving a little something back to them.”