Local food donations go a long way
by Caitlyn Sanchez
Jun 05, 2009 | 1126 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Deacon Arthur Griffin
Deacon Arthur Griffin
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Local food donations go a long way

Not only the homeless, but also the day workers are benefiting from donations of food in the area.

Generous donations from people at St. Stanislaus and Transfiguration Parishes in Maspeth have helped to feed and provide clothing for over 40 homeless men each week with Project Hope. “But the homeless aren’t the only people in need,” said Deacon Arthur Griffin, from the Project Hope Committee. Our bad economy has lead to the Mexicans in Woodside, who wait for Shape-Up work, receiving donations of soup and sandwiches. The lack of job positions in the economy, let alone highly paid jobs has lead to some workers not being able to feed their family or even themselves. Traditional projects to collect donations have aimed to help the homeless, but times have changed. These workers really appreciate the turkey sandwich that they receive.

Project Hope provides 30 meals to the homeless of Maspeth, Woodside, Elmhurst, and other surrounding areas. In the Summer, Project would greatly appreciate continued donations of Juice, Fruit cups, Tuna, Fish, Peanut Butter and Jelly as well as socks. Please place them in the vestibule of St. Stanislaus Church (57-15 61st street, Maspeth) or Transfiguration Church (64-14 Clinton Ave., Maspeth). Project Hope would like to thank everyone for their generous donations as well as Fr. Paul Wood, Pastor and Fr. Vytautas Volertas, Parochial Vicar who keep this project doing well and for their continued support.

Caption:Deacon Arthur Griffin

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