Greenpoint Gazette

Greenpoint Reform Church Needs Your Help!

BY Sergio Guarin

The Greenpoint Reformed Church needs your help in order to carry on their efforts feeding the communities hungry through its food pantry.
It is only May but the Church has already spent its budget for the pantry.

The Church needs to raise $3000 to pay for an emergency purchase of groceries in order to keep giving out food through the coming month until they receive their next shipment from the food bank.

On May 4th Pastor Anne Kansfield wrote “After distributing 150 bags of food in the fist two hours of the pantry being open, we ran out of food and had to turn people away. We also fed 70 people at the soup kitchen, another record number of hungry folks. As the news continues to report troubling times for the economy, we are witnessing first hands the effects that higher process are having on our neighbors. “

This past Wednesday the Food Pantry gave out 200 bags of groceries and the soup kitchen served 75 dinners, a record for both. Pastor Anne told the Gazette that the more media attention that has been called to the Pantry has increased the numbers of people wanting food but not necessarily the number of people and business’ donating cash to obtain it. “It’s really a Catch 22” says Pastor Anne.

The Reformed Church, which also runs the soup kitchen and sponsors a community counseling center, is accepting donations in person, at 136 Milton St 11222 or online (for more info contact pastor@greenpointchurch.org).

The Church which has served the Greenpoint’s community for 150 years and since the panty’s inception in October, it had never turned anyone away before, its vital that the community steps up so that this never happens again.

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