BK Nets, NY Liberty, Local Hospital Join Forces to Open Food Pantry in Brownsville’s P.S. 12
BK Reader reports the Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty and HSS opened a new food pantry P.S. 12 / M.S. 484 in the Ocean Hill Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn following a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 1 attended by HSS president and CEO Louis A. Shapiro.
“We recognize food insecurity is significantly impacting Ocean Hill Brownsville residents, now more than ever due to the lingering pandemic,” said Mr. Shapiro. “Teaming up with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty to unveil the food pantry is an incredible opportunity for us to support our neighbors in Brooklyn, and ultimately help close the Meal Gap in our community.”
The pantry will distribute food several times per month based on a schedule designated by school administration, and those in need will have the opportunity to select meals, groceries and household items free of charge.
Additionally, both teams and HSS will work with the food bank to host monthly fit clinics where students will learn about nutrition, sports performance and sports safety.
A donation campaign will run for the remainder of the current school year in June 2022. Every dollar donated to Food Bank for New York City will be matched up to $20,000.
Read the full article at Bkreader.com.
- News12 during the 10pm news hour on February 28, 2022, and 7am news hour on March 1, 2022
- NY1 during the 6pm news hour on March 2, 2022
- PIX11 during the 6 am and 10am news hours on March 2, 2022