A Feast for Our Veterans
On July 15th, our President & CEO Jody Rudin joined New York City Council members Robert Holden and Julie Won to serve 500 meals from O’Neill’s in Maspeth to residents of our Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, the only facility of its kind in New York City.
We are thankful to Council Member Holden, Council Member Won, O’Neill’s and Grunhub, which paid for the meals--the donation put smiles on the faces of the residents and staff at Borden.
Food insecurity is on the rise nation-wide, and veterans experiencing homelessness have not been spared. At the same time, local restaurants have struggled, first with the impacts of the pandemic, and now with rising costs. Grubhub, through its Serving the City, aims to help local businesses while addressing food insecurity across all five boroughs.
Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City helps over 200 veterans struggling with mental health challenges and severe traumatic experiences. Our goal is to help all our residents live their fullest lives while addressing their full health and mental health needs.
This lunch was an opportunity for residents to dine, visit with each other, and have their voices heard with the Council Members. We look forward to working with our city partners including the NYC Department of Veterans' Services to host more great events like this one in the future.
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