Local senator to host Valentine’s Day food drive for two food pantries in Queens

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The holidays may be over, but there are still many people in need throughout the borough.

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is hosting a Valentine’s Day food drive for the Zion Tabernacle Food Pantry in Ozone Park and the Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Glendale.

The Zion Tabernacle Food Pantry and the Sacred Heart Food Pantry will be accepting donations of canned goods, dry foods like pastas, sugar, flour, food seasonings and other nonperishable food items. Additionally, each location is in need of cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, diapers and toiletries to help the local Puerto Rican refugees from Hurricane Maria as well as residents who are in need of assistance.

Items for the food drive can be dropped off at Addabbo’s offices in Howard Beach, located at 159-53 102nd St. and Middle Village, located at 66-85 73rd Pl., until Tuesday, Feb. 13. Addabbo will drop off the donations on Feb. 14.

“The community is great at coming together to help the less fortunate during the holiday season, but now that the holidays have passed, there is still a need. That is why I partnered with these local food pantries for this Valentine’s Day food drive,” said Addabbo. “We will be collecting food donations as well as cleaning supplies and toiletries at my district office in Howard Beach and my Middle Village office. There will be no better day to spread the love to those in need than on Valentine’s Day.”

For more information about the drive, call Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111 or the Middle Village office at 718-497-1630.

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