South Queens, NY - New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) joined The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH), a prominent and impactful local nonprofit, to provide turkeys and side dishes for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to residents across the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel. Through the Assemblywoman’s office at least 50 families secured a holiday turkey.
“When 12% of our state’s population doesn’t have the ability to fully meet their nutritional needs, we need to step up and find new ways to help. Some of the most impactful help comes from community-based organizations like The Campaign Against Hunger who are making an incredible impact. Through this amazing effort and partnership, we are ensuring our community is taken care of and that people can enjoy the holiday season,” said Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato.
Recently, the Assemblywoman received TCAH highest honor with the ‘Harvest Hero Award’ for her efforts in the State legislature to combat hunger and food insecurity. During the recent State budget, Pheffer Amato secured $134 million to provide universal free lunch to students, along with $57 million for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program which helps food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens which have provided more than 220 million meals to New Yorkers each year. The Campaign Against Hunger has an active presence on the Rockaway Peninsula with a farm that provides residents with fresh produce, and a cafe that operates as a community space and a culinary learning center.