A non-profit in Queens is stepping up to feed people amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
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For the past two years, the Hungry Monk Rescue Truck has provided those in need with meals every Saturday in Ridgewood. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's now operating an emergency food pantry. Organizers say they've gone from providing the community with around 200 meals a week to 1600. They say, rather than shrinking back from the growing need for food, they've pitched to help.
"Our hope is that the food that we provide, provides nutrition. Not only physical nutrition, but spiritual nutrition in this tough time. That people know that there are people in the community that care for them. That there are organizations that have decided not to quit in this tremendous time of need. That we are out there and as long as we can continue to do this work, we will," Executive Director, Hungry Monk Rescue, Michael Lopez.
The pantry is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Covenant Lutheran Church in Ridgewood.