Friends of Crocheron to host fruit and vegetable giveaway in Bayside this Monday

Person holding wooden crate box of bio vegetables and fruit from organic garden
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The Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park will host a pop-up food giveaway to help combat COVID-19-related food challenges in the community on Monday, Aug. 30.

In partnership with GetFoodNYC, which provides emergency food assistance during the pandemic, volunteers with Friends of Crocheron will distribute free fresh fruits and vegetables on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the supply runs out.

The donation event will take place at Crocheron Park on the corner of 33rd Road and 215th Place and there are no eligibility requirements to get food. To reduce waste, the organization suggests that individuals bring a bag, box or folding cart to take food home.

On Aug. 25, the organization hosted another food giveaway with GetFoodNYC and distributed canned goods and other shelf-stable pantry items to members of the community.

Friends of Crocheron encourages volunteers to come help with Monday’s fruit and vegetable distribution.

Those interested in volunteering for the pop-up giveaway can contact Jessica Burke at 646-504-3457 or the organization’s main email, friendsofcrocheron@gmail.com.