LIJ Forest Hills, Foodtown of Forest Hills and Commonpoint Queens helped more than 50 local families in need celebrate Thanksgiving by giving out more than 50 turkeys and pies at Commonpoint Queens’ central food pantry Monday. This is just one of four food pantries Commonpoint Queens has that stock a wide variety of non-perishable grocery items to help support local families in need.
“We are so grateful for our partnerships to serve families who are need of a turkey for Thanksgiving,” LIJ Forest Hills Community and Government Relations Project Manager Stancy Saji said. “Our hospital team is no stranger to giving back to the community. We’re glad we have the opportunity to spread a little bit of holiday cheer this Thanksgiving as times are tough for so many in our borough this year.”
According to the New York Farm Bureau, inflation has caused the price of preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to go up by 26%. These donated turkeys and trimmings will help ease the financial burden already felt by underserved families.
LIJ Forest Hills is a 312-bed community teaching hospital. The hospital provides inpatient medical and surgical care, intensive care and women’s health services. Additionally, it is designated as a Level II Perinatal Center. The staff at the facility use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies available.
Commonpoint Queens dedicates itself to sustaining and enhancing the quality of individual, family and communal life throughout Queens. It offers services to people of all ages, ability levels, stages of life and backgrounds.