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Washington Heights Pop-Up Pantry To Give Out 6K Meals Friday

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The latest pop-up pantry from Catholic Charities will give out 500 bags of food, the equivalent of 6,000 meals, on Friday.

This article was origianlly published on Patch.com 

By Anna Quinn, Patch Staff

Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm ET

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — Catholic Charities will host another pop-up food pantry in Washington Heights on Friday to help those that need food during the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization — which has given away more than half a million meals since the crisis began —will hand out 500 bags of food at Rose Lima Church on West 165th Street.

The 500 bags of food are the equivalent to about 6,000 meals.

Catholic Charities of New York and its Alianza Youth Services division have been giving out bags of food as one of its services during the coronavirus pandemic since March.

The number of families in need of food help has been about 10 times the typical number of people that Alianza's Mosaic Beacon Food Pantry in the Bronx, which is open once every two weeks, saw on a busy day before the pandemic.

The pop-up pantries have been set up in both Washington Heights and the Bronx, including two in the Bronx this week.

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