To aid in defraying the financial hardships people are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic, County Legislator Carrié Solages, who represents Inwood, partnered with Islamic Council of North American Relief and provided 100 families with food supplies on March 16.
At 385 Bayview Ave. in Inwood, Solages and ICNA Relief representatives distributed the items.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 49 million Americans live in “food insecure” households and do not know where their next meal is coming from. The food distribution was part of ICNA Relief hunger prevention program to help both individuals and families from going hungry, especially while children are home from school.
“Many families already have a difficult time feeding their families and now that children are home from school and seniors, especially, are asked to stay home, I am proud to know that there are organizations such as ICNA Relief to help alleviate food insecurities,” Solages stated in a news release. “We are our brother’s keeper and must do what we can to help in any way possible.”