Beginning Aug. 3, Program Will Provide 1,000 Meals Daily; 5 Locations to be Served

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updated: Jul 29, 2020

​​Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, Trinity Church Wall Street will offer a Compassion Meals program, providing grab-and-go food bags at five sites in the Bronx and Queens to help address the crisis in food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With sharp rises in the unemployment rate, the cost of groceries, and the number of people seeking assistance from food pantries and soup kitchens, food insecurity is at an all-time high in New York City. Compassion Meals seeks to help families as they cope with COVID-19 and the pressures it has caused and serve those in some of the areas hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Each day, 1,000 meals will be distributed, consisting of single-serving non-perishable items. Bags will be provided while supplies last. Distribution will rotate among five locations each weekday. The locations are in communities that have high rates of COVID-19, have seen more than 50% of their emergency food pantries close since the pandemic began, and are experiencing severe food need. 

The food will be provided by Great Performances, a Bronx-based catering company that has focused its efforts during the COVID-19 crisis on helping to feed New Yorkers. 

Dates, times, and locations for the program follow: 

Mondays, beginning Aug. 3, 11 am – 2 pm

Westchester United Methodist Church

2547 E Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10461

Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 4, 11 am – 2 pm

St. Mary Star of the Sea 

1920 New Haven Ave. Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 5, 10 am – 2 pm

Agape Love Christian Center 

1023 Allerton Ave. Bronx, NY 10469 

Thursdays, beginning Aug. 6, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Agatha House

Co-Op City – rotating locations Bronx, NY 10475 

·      Bartow Mall Pedestrian Plaza, 2047 Bartow Avenue(Aug. 6, Aug. 27)

·      177 Dreiser Loop (Aug. 13) 

·      120 Erskine Place (Aug. 20)

Fridays, beginning Aug. 7, 11 am – 2 pm

Mission Helping Hand

El Coqui Community Garden 
414 E.163rd St. (Melrose side) Bronx, NY 10451 

In addition to the Compassion Meals program, daily lunches are available at Trinity Church Wall Street, Broadway and Wall Street, 7 days a week. 

About Trinity Church Wall Street 

Now in its fourth century, Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish of more than 1,200 members that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. Members come from the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. More than 20 worship services are offered every week at its historic sanctuaries, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. The parish welcomes approximately 2 million visitors per year. 

Contact: Tiani Jones, 917.710.3289, [email protected]

Source: Trinity Church Wall Street

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