Thanksgiving Food Drive Helps Sr. Center’s Pantry

Council Member Asks For Donations

City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and the Ridgewood Older Adult Center (ROAC) are teaming up to collect food for the needy for this Thanksgiving, it was announced.

Residents can drop off non-perishable food items at Crowley’s office located at 64-77 Dry Harbor Rd. in Middle Village. All donations will be provided to the ROAC food pantry.

“During the holidays, it’s important to remember those less fortunate than us,” said Crowley. “Our neighborhoods are blessed with charities and senior centers like the Ridgewood Older Adult Center that provide such essential services and I’m glad to partner with them for this food drive.”

“Special Thanksgiving blessing to those who are helping out their neighbors this Thanksgiving season,” added Jackie Eradiri, director of the ROAC. “We appreciate any help that you can give us this season because hunger is not a seasonal problem, but a year-long concern of food pantries.”

Among the non-perishable food items being sought are soups and canned fruits, vegetables and meats. Donations will be accepted at Crowley’s office on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Nov. 16.

For additional information, call 1-718-366-3900.