Team of Volunteers Sets Up Food Pantry in Park Slope to Feed Locals During Pandemic

A volunteer hands out food through a makeshift plastic divider on the pantry's second day in operation. Photo by Ben Verde

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A group of Park Slopers have launched a pop-up food pantry to feed locals struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, and to help take some of the pressure off the neighborhood’s existing meal programs.

Operating out of the Camp Friendship clubhouse on 8th Street near 6th Avenue since late May, a team of volunteers are distributing food to those who need it every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. More than a third of New York City food pantries have been forced to close because of COVID-19, according to a recent report.

To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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