5-BOROUGH FOOD DRIVE

(Updated: June 2, 2020)

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee has announced a two-month extension to Queens’ partnership with FreshDirect’s citywide initiative — dubbed “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive” — to help Queens residents and families weather food insecurity during the ongoing public health and economic emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Monday, April 27, 500 grocery boxes per day prepared by FreshDirect, supplemented with beverages generously donated by Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, will be picked up by participating Queens non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to distribute amongst their clients, including seniors, low-income families and other vulnerable populations across all 14 Queens Community Districts. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will continue to assist in transporting some of the bulk grocery boxes to limited CBOs.

The first four weeks of the food drive between March 24 through April 17 — launched with the assistance of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and made possible in part by a $10,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company — featured daily deliveries of 400 grocery boxes per day to the Borough of Queens, with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey assisting in transporting some of the bulk grocery boxes to limited CBOs.

The Queens CBOs participating in the extended initiative, as well as the more than three dozen that participated in the first four weeks of “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive” — many of which had partnered in recent years with the Queens Borough President’s Office on various food distributions — include:

  • 100 Suits for 100 Men in Jamaica
  • Adhikaar in Woodside
  • AIDS Center of Queens County in Jamaica
  • All Nations Baptist Church in Woodhaven
  • Astoria Mutual Aid Network in Astoria
  • Astoria Welfare Society in Queens
  • Bethel Arverne AME Church in Far Rockaway
  • Catholic Charities: St. Mary’s of Winfield in Woodside
  • Catholic Charities: St. Raphael in Long Island City
  • Center of Hope International Bread of Life Food Pantry in Long Island City
  • Centro Corona in Corona
  • Chabad of Flushing in Flushing
  • Chabad of Rego Park in Rego Park
  • Chinese American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) Queens Community Center in Flushing
  • Church of the Ascension in Elmhurst
  • CommonPoint Queens – Sam Field Center in Little Neck
  • Community Capacity Development in Jamaica
  • Dominico-American Society of Queens in Corona
  • Douglaston Local Development Corporation in Douglaston
  • DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving in Jackson Heights
  • DSI International, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church in Flushing
  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities, Inc. in Corona
  • Elmhurst Community Partnership in Elmhurst
  • First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst
  • Flora Ministries, Inc. in Jackson Heights
  • Forestdale, Inc. in Forest Hills
  • Fultoli Jame Masjid & Islamic Institute Ozone Park, Inc. in Ozone Park
  • Global Kids serving New York City
  • Golden Age Club of Nativity in Ozone Park
  • GP Koirala Foundation in Jackson Heights
  • HANAC Ravenswood Senior Center in Astoria
  • Harding Ford Vision, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Hour Children in Long Island City
  • Hungry Monk Rescue Truck in Ridgewood
  • India Home / New American Voters Association in Fresh Meadows
  • I.S. 61 school community in Corona
  • Jamaica Muslim Center in Jamaica
  • Jamaica Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Jamaica
  • Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) Rockaway Park Senior Center in Rockaway Park
  • Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim in Kew Gardens Hills
  • La Jornada in Flushing
  • Lebanon Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Laurelton
  • LeFrak City Tenants Association in Corona
  • LIC Community COVID-19 Relief Group in Long Island City
  • Make the Road New York in Jackson Heights
  • New Greater Bethel Ministries in Queens Village
  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) in Jackson Heights
  • NYCHA Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway
  • Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach
  • Our Neighbors Civic Association in Ozone Park
  • Ozone Park Residents Block Association in Ozone Park
  • Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center in Ridgewood
  • Project Hope Charities, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Quality Services for the Autism Community in Astoria
  • Queens Centers for Progress in Jamaica
  • Queens Community House in Flushing and Kew Gardens
  • Queens Defenders in Far Rockaway
  • Queens Together in Astoria
  • River Fund New York in Richmond Hill
  • Rochdale Village Senior Center in Jamaica
  • Safe Horizon in 
  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP) in Queens Village
  • Sheltering Arms NY in Southeast Queens and the Rockaways
  • Shepherd’s House Open Bible Church in Ozone Park
  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Queens in Kew Gardens
  • St. Camillus Church in Rockaway Park
  • St. Mary Gate of Heaven in Ozone Park
  • S.T.O.P. NY, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Sunnyside Community Services’ Center for Active Older Adults in Sunnyside
  • Sutphin Boulevard Local Development Corporation in Jamaica
  • Tabernacle of Emmanuel Full Gospel Assemblies in Woodhaven
  • The Children’s Village in Far Rockaway
  • The Heart of Rockaway Civic Association in the Rockaways
  • Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey in Woodside
  • Tomchei Shabbos of Queens in Kew Gardens
  • Tzu Chi USA in Flushing
  • United Communities Alliance in Ozone Park
  • Voces Latinas in Jackson Heights
  • Voices of Hagar in Jackson Heights