State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) is holding a Valentine’s Day food drive for the Zion Tabernacle Food Pantry in Ozone Park and Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Glendale.
“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,” Addabbo said.
Addabbo’s office stated that those pantries are in need of canned goods, dry foods—such as pasta, sugar, flour and food seasonings—and other nonperishable food items.
The pantries are also seeking typical household items, such as laundry detergent, diapers and toiletries that will go to Hurricane Maria refugees from Puerto Rico who are in need as well as local residents in need of assistance.
“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,” Addabbo said. “There will be no better day to spread the love to those in need than on Valentine’s Day.”
Addabbo will collect items for the food drive at his district office in Howard Beach, located at 159-53 102nd St., and his Middle Village office, located at 66-85 73rd Place, until Feb. 13.
On Valentine’s Day, the state senator will visit both pantries to drop of the items.