I stopped by the
Roosevelt Island Disabled Association
(RIDA) weekly Friday Free Food Pantry at the Senior Center this afternoon to
president and Food Pantry organizer
Wendy Hersh. Ms Hersh says up to 200 people visit the Roosevelt Island Friday Food
Pantry and she updates us with the current Food Pantry offerings.
According to Ms Hersh:
… We get different things every week like you see today. We have whole
chicken, chicken packages, cheese, yogurt, fresh milk and shelf staple
We’ve got juices, we’ve got whole cereal, hot cereal, pasta, vegetables.
For the bakers we’ve got cake mix and frosting so there’s something for
everybody. We have some people that are just vegetarian we always have
enough for them. Sometimes we get gluten free sometimes we get a lot of
As previously reported, Ms Hersh is:
thankful for the assistance offered to the Roosevelt Island Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is open 4pm to 6:30 pm every Friday at the Senior Center (546
Main Street). Everyone is welcome.