With the new school year now underway, one local elected official is partnering with a Glendale parish to help not only students in need of school supplies, but the community food bank as well.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo has once again teamed up with Sacred Heart Church for a school supply and food drive to help those in need. Both Addabbo and Sacred Heart will be collecting school supplies for students and nonperishable food items for the Sacred Heart Food Pantry.
“No student should have to go without adequate school supplies. That is why we are asking you to help make ‘Back to School’ season better for those less fortunate,” Addabbo said. “Anytime is the right time of year to help a fellow New Yorker, but we hope this food and school supply drive will make the start of the new school year special. As always, I am proud to once again collaborate with Sacred Heart for this wonderful cause and look forward to continuing our efforts in the future.”
Requested donations include school supplies such as spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, loose-leaf paper, construction paper, and all sizes of plastic sandwich and snack-size storage bags.
For the food pantry, the items requested include canned goods and dry foods such as soup, pasta, beef stew, cereal, oatmeal, tea, coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, condiments, juice and ice tea mix. Donations of toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, feminine products, toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, disposable diapers, tissues and shampoo will all be welcomed.
For those who wish to make a donation, they can drop off the items at the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, located at 77-05 84th St., or at Addabbo’s Middle Village office, located at 66-85 73rd Pl. The senator’s office is open every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about the school supply and food drive, contact Addabbo’s office at 718-497-1630.