Wed, Nov 22|
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Harlem
Connie & Jessie Mae's Food Pantry - Pre-Thanksgiving Brunch
Join us for the Grand Opening of Connie & Jessie Mae's Food Pantry as we serve members of the Harlem community with a Pre-Thanksgiving Day Brunch consisting of a restaurant quality hot meal, warm coats, a pre-packaged bag of fresh produce and a turkey.
Time & Location
Nov 22, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Harlem, 521 W 126th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
About the event
Masculine Identified Lesbians of Color Collective (MILOCC). is proud to partner with Love Wins Food Pantry NYC who on the 4th Wednesday of each month will provide Connie & Jessie Mae's Food Pantry with pre-packaged bags of fresh produce, and to have formed a collaboration with three community-based advocacy organizations: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Harlem, who is providing the space for distribution, HarlemYES, Inc., and Unity Fellowship Church of Christ New York who are providing our volunteers along with much needed resources.
Since and prior to the pandemic, there are members of the LGBTQ+ community who continue to battle the effects of a recession, dealing with the ongoing Covid pandemic all while facing food insecurity. Many do not stand on the pantry lines because they do not want to be singled out and/or be ridiculed…so, they go without. Connie and Jessie Mae’s Food Pantry will mitigate that by having our team of volunteers consist of members from the LGBTQ+ community along with taking all necessary precautions to make sure no one is shamed or stigmatized.