We Cannot Close Our Food Pantry Right Now

Published on July 04, 2020, 7:30 pm
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As KHCC’s 2019-2020 NYC Civic Corps member, I have been on the ground assisting families in need of emergency food and coordinating food pantry volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My name is Ceasar Tobar-Acosta. I am from the neighborhood, and it has been rewarding to know I am supporting my community.

But, now the pantry faces the loss of large food donations. Even as the city begins the next phase of reopening, every New Yorker will not be returning to work. We need to be here for families.

We do not want to abruptly close our doors.

Here is how you could help.

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About Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) was founded in 1974 by a group of passionate community organizers. The group was led by three neighborhood women: Mary McLoughlin, Patricia Burns, and Janet Athanasidy.

Upon hearing in 1972 that the 50th Precinct was moving out of its turn-of-the-century building on Kingsbridge Terrace, the three jumped at the opportunity to realize their vision for a community center.

KHCC provides resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well-being for a vibrant community. We achieve this in an environment that fosters academic milestones, literacy, mental health support, nutrition, technology, and the arts.

Location:

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463

Tel.: 718-884-0700

Email: communications@khcc-nyc.org

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