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For Immediate Release: Contact:
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Jewish community organizations and agencies join with local elected officials to kick off the Eighth Annual "Harmony initiative (Hi) Pre-Passover Food Drive," Sunday, March 13, 2011, 12:30 p.m. at the Samuel Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, announced Chairman Corey Bearak and President Jack Friedman of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council (NEQJCC), which organized the program, which runs through April 15. �We encourage donations of unopened non-perishable foods such as baby food, beans, pasta, rice, canned food at collection points through out northeast Queens,� stated Gail Eisenberg, the NEQJCC's Executive Director who coordinates participation.

Borough President Helen Marshall, Members of Congress Gary Ackerman, Gregory Meeks and Anthony Weiner, State Senators Toby Stavisky and Tony Avella, Assembly Members Barbara Clark, Rory Lancman, David Weprin and Ed Braunstein, and Council Members Leroy Comrie, James Gennaro, Dan Halloran, Peter Koo and Mark Weprin join NEQJCC, the largest regional Jewish community council in the Greater New York area, to sponsor this program with UJA-Federation of New York, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Samuel Field Y, and many local synagogues and schools. "We want to fight hidden hunger in the community," stated Mr. Bearak. Additional dropoff sites includes Marathon Jewish Community Center, Hollis Hills Jewish Center, and Council Member James Gennaro 's community office.

Additional collection sites will be announced at the kick-off and posted on the Council's website, www.northeastqueensjewish.org.  For Information call NEQJCC Executive Director Gail Eisenberg at (718) 225-6750 x247. 


[Editor's note: "Purim Carnival follows at 1:00 p.m.]

WHO:  N.E.Q. Jewish Community Council, local officials, other Jewish agencies
WHAT: Announce Eighth Annual Harmony initiative (Hi) Pre-Passover Food

WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck 




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