2011-02-25 / School News

FCC And Culinary Kids Team Up For Food Pantry

The spring-like weather on Friday, February 18 created perfect conditions for a bit of community outreach at the new Super Stop & Shop at Arverne By the Sea. Members of First Congregational Church (Linda Lensu, front row left; and Marjorie Hewan- Lowe, back row left), joined with the founders of Culinary Kids (Marion Moses, back row right; and Malisa Rivera, front row right), to collect food donations for the church community food pantry and speak with shoppers about the Culinary Kids’ community supported agriculture program, which will be coming to Rockaway for the second year in a row in 2011. In the program, customers buy shares of fresh organic produce in the growing season from June to November, which they pick up each weekend from the group’s urban farm at the corner of Beach 31 and Seagirt Boulevard.

Donations of canned and boxed foods for those in need are also accepted every Wednesday morning between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. at First Congre- gational’s main church entrance at 320 Beach 94 Street (near the Cross Bay Bridge entrance ramp). For more information on the food justice and sustainability programs of Culinary Kids, including how to sign up for shares in the communitysupported agriculture project for this year’s growing season, call 347-321-0423, send an e-mail to culinarykidscsa@yahoo.com, or visit www.culinarykidsdaycamp.org.

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