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For Immediate Release: Contact:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Jewish community organizations and agencies joined with local elected officials - including Councilmen James Gennaro and Anthony Avella and Senator Frank Padavan  - to kick off the Third Annual "Harmony initiative Fall Food Drive," Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 10:30 at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck, announced Chairman Corey Bearak and President Jeff Gurdus of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC), which organized the program. The month long drive runs through October 19. "We want to fight hidden hunger in the community," stated Mr. Bearak.

"As the largest regional Jewish community council in the Greater New York area, NEQJCC is proud to sponsor this program with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Samuel Field/Bay Terrace Y, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Member of Congress Anthony Weiner, City Councilmen David Weprin, James Gennaro and Anthony Avella, State Senators Frank Padavan and Toby Stavisky, and Assembly Members Mark Weprin, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, Barbara Clark and Rory Lancman," stated Mr. Gurdus. "We encourage donations of unopened non-perishable foods such as baby food, beans, pasta, rice, canned food at collection points through out northeast Queens -- including the Samuel Field Y -- and adjoining communities," said NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg who organized participation.

"The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty provides more than 2.5 million pounds of food to needy families every year. More than 12,000 families receive food packages from Met Council's Kosher Food Network each month. We could not provide this service without the kindness and compassion of our dedicated citywide network of Jewish Community Councils, like Northeast Queens JCC," said Met Council CEO William E. Rapfogel.

For Information call NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg at (718) 225-6750 x247, or email Gail@northeastqueensjewish.org


Left to Right: NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg, City Councilman James Gennarro, State Senator Frank Padavan, Samuel Field Y Executive Director and NEQJCC Trustee Steve Goodman, City Councilman Tony Avella, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty Director of Community Programs Karen Ginniss and NEQJCC President Jeffrey Gurdus.  (Photo courtesy of Joseph Levine, NEQJCC)


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