Loading & Delivery Day (Food Drive)
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Loading & Delivery Day (Food Drive)

Join us! Donations from our Annual Food Donation Drive are loaded into box trucks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Then, we deliver all the collected, boxed donations to food pantries from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the first Saturday in December. At St. Mary's church on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Sorting Party
Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Food Drive Sorting Party

One of the best times volunteering you'll have! Join us at the "Sorting Party" 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's church on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. Help us sort all the received food donations from the food drive, and re-box them to get them ready for distribution.

This is the Last Thursday of the Month.

Food for children and adults has been purchased from Woodbines for the event.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Official Collection Days!
Nov
27
to Nov 28

Food Drive Official Collection Days!

Now that the boxes are full of donated food, it's time for the Official Collection day of food donations from participating locations.

This is the Mon and Tuesday AFTER Thanksgiving.

Drivers AND Passengers are needed to volunteer on the Food Drive Official Collection Day. Must be able bodied. Vans are rented as needed and collection is done at the convenience of volunteers.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Early Collection Day
Nov
21
8:00 AM08:00

Food Drive Early Collection Day

Join us for the "Early Collection" of food donation boxes from participating locations.

Drivers AND passengers needed. Must be able bodied. Vans are rented as needed. collection done at convenience of volunteers.

This is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Collection Box Delivery
Nov
6
to Nov 11

Food Drive Collection Box Delivery

Calling all volunteers interested in helping us distribute donation boxes, posters & flyers to help promote & support the Annual Food Drive. 

Drivers are needed to deliver supplies to participating locations in Manhattan and Queens.

If interested in volunteering, please

To find out more about the food drive, click here.

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Annual Food Drive
Nov
1
to Dec 2

Annual Food Drive

  • Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)
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We need your support.

Every year our city's food pantries are overwhelmed with supplying food to the homeless and those in need. Many of these pantries operate without government funding and rely on the generosity of others to support their communities. In response to this need, the Hunters Point Civic association and your local Lions Club, have organized a yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive which collects thousands of pounds of food through the support of donations from residents in buildings throughout Manhattan and Long Island City. Last year, the drive collected over 5,000 pounds of food for local pantries.

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Needed Items

Drop Off Locations

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

HPCA Meeting

Note: Location change from Irish Center to Citylights Building

Please join us for a special community meeting. Our agenda will include:

  • Briefing: Development Proposal on 44th Drive with Special Guest Eleni Bourinaris (Queens Borough Director, Government and Community Relations, New York City Economic Development Corporation). There is a proposal to lease for commercial development public land on 44th Drive where the Department of Education Building, Waters Edge restaurant and wetlands known as "Lake Vernon" are.  There is a petition signed by many in the neighborhood to preserve this land for public use.
  • Discussion: Infrastructure Project: Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) with special guest Organizing Director of Friends of the BQX. The Mayor is proposing a huge light rail project to run through our neighborhood on either 5th Street, Vernon Blvd or 11th Street.  This will entail substantial construction and will tax the businesses along the route. 
  • Introducing! DSNY Organics Collection Program. Our area has been chosen for the new Organics Collection program. A representative of the Sanitation Department will explain this program to us and take questions. 
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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Community Briefing: Proposed Sunnyside Yards Development

  • Citylights Building, 3rd Floor Activity Room (map)
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There is a proposal to develop the Sunnyside Yards, one of the largest undeveloped pieces of land in NYC (roughly 170 acres) and its development would have a huge impact on our neighborhood, infrastructure and resources. 

Eleni Bourinaris, Queens Borough Director, Government and Community Relations New York City Economic Development Corporation will be joining us for a special briefing to discuss their findings on the feasibility study for developing the Sunnyside Yards.

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