After three weeks closed by holidays and a COVID surge, Roosevelt Island’s reopened food pantry drew a long appreciative line on Main Street. by David
Reuven Blau, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 13 at 10:29pm ESTby THE CITY New Yorkers in dire need want city food deliveries expanded and prefer items they can cook themselves, according to a survey commissioned by City Hall.
The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) operates the pantry, and its executive director, Wendy Hersh, says they will be back in business, this week. Everyone in need is welcome, no questions asked. Update, March 30th, 2021: “The RIDA Food Pantry will be closed on April 2nd due to Good Friday. We will resume on April
My family and I, most likely, are only one of many from Roosevelt Island who are prepared to write about Roosevelt Island Disabled Association’s (RIDA) earnest intent to continue serving the community, primarily through its food distribution (pantry) activities, especially during a crisis when the nation struggles from the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Christine Chung, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 14 at 10:22pm ESTby THE CITY A pandemic-spurred movement has seeded 70 community refrigerators and counting on sidewalks throughout the city — but still not nearly enough to meet neverending demand. Now some established food pantries are aiding the effort. As rain pelted Northern Boulevard in