Heads Up: RIOC Switches Days for the RIDA Food Pantry

On short notice, the ever-secretive state agency changed the days for the RIDA Food Pantry. No reason given, and it’s not even clear that RIDA

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Food-Insecure New Yorkers Seek More Meal Deliveries From City

  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. 

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Free Food Pantry for Roosevelt Island

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

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Guess who came to the rescue for hungry Roosevelt Islanders in the COVID crisis…

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.

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