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Filco Carting has partnered with Cypress Hills East New York Coalition to help give back to our local community.

During these unprecedented times, Filco Carting is fortunate to still be open for business. The same can not be said for many of the local businesses in East New York, Brooklyn. An area with many willing and able workers, who are currently out of work. We recently partnered with The C.H.E.N.Y. Coalition, to get directly involved with our local community.

The Cypress Hills East New York Coalition is a non-profit organization that fosters and maintains unity by designing, building and implementing Block Associations. The C.H.E.N.Y. Coalition is spearheaded by Mr. Alberto Ramos, organizing food drives every Friday.

Special thanks to our Joshua Eisenstein, and Christina Whelan for representing Filco Carting, and participating at the events each week.

June 6th, 2020

On Friday, June 5th, 2020 C.H.E.N.Y. Coalition and its partners provided food packages to over 250 members of the local community. Everyone who stands in line is handed a numbered attendance ticket. Food is only provided to those who have an attendance ticket. This helps prevent people from cutting the line.

Donations from organizations like the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, provide items like fresh eggs, potatoes, bread, milk & apple juice to our food Pantry. This week we were able to provide food packages containing; Perrier Juice Drink, milk, apple juice, bags of carrots, onions, bananas, plantains, celery, oranges & potatoes, eggs, bread, potato chips, granola bars & frozen pizzas. We’d like to thank Mr. James “the Iceman” Giustizia from Ice Cubes R Us for continuing to lend us use of his refrigerated trucks to help transport food.

Donations are not limited to monetary or food contributions, but time and energy are appreciated as well. Lisette from our partner, Filco Carting Corp. dedicated several hours helping set up the food pantry and help bundle food packages that will be delivered to our members who can not leave their house.

if you would like to make a donation or contribution please reach out to C.H.E.N.Y.’s facebook page and send a direct message. If you are a member of the local community and are unable to leave your house due to current COVID conditions, please reach out to us and see if you qualify for delivery.

May 29th, 2020

Food packages are prepared Thursday night and Friday morning before the food pantry starts at 12:30 pm. Volunteers break down large bags of vegetables into smaller bags that will be a part of the food packages.

Additional food that is donated or purchased arrives in vans and trucks. C.H.E.N.Y. and its volunteers unload, unbox & hand out these items.

This week, those online received a food package including hotdogs, mustard, a bag of rice, and a bag of beans along with vegetables, fruit, a box of granola bars, and bags of chips.

Thank you to all our volunteers for their time and effort as we help feed those who are in need.

May 22nd, 2020

On Friday, May 22nd, C.H.E.N.Y. and members from Filco Carting prepared and handed out over 260 food packages.

The food, drinks and necessities that were offered included apple juice, milk, bag of cereal, egg whites, granola bars, bread, pasta and bags of dumplings, egg rolls, plantains & potatoes. When available, we also offer baby diapers and adult diapers to those who reach out prior to the event.

Together we help feed our local community, a community that is unfortunately in need of assistance to get through these unprecedented times.

May 15th, 2020

On Friday, May 15th, C.H.E.N.Y.’s staff handed out over 240 packages of food to residents. Filco Carting’s Joshua & Christina were on site helping unload the food from the many boxes that ultimately ended up on the dinner tables of those who lined up. Christina helped hand out premade food packages and prepare additional packages as they were needed.

As always, the NYPD 75th Precinct sent officers to oversee the food drive. Officers Michael Misilewich & Manny Sharma provided face masks to those on line who didn’t have. The officers were there to also help keep social distance within the line.

May 8th, 2020

On Friday, May 8th, Mr. Ramos and his dedicated staff fed close to 200 local families. Food packages contained fruits, vegetables & other assorted treats. C.H.E.N.Y. is able to put these food packages together thanks to food donations from local businesses & organizations, along with financial contributions from companies like Filco Carting Corp.

May 1st, 2020

On Friday, May 1st, C.H.E.N.Y. with the assistance of Third Day Missions, handed out bags of produce, gallons of milk and non-perishable foods. Officer John Fitzgerald and several others from the local NYPD 75th Precinct are always on site to help assist with the food drive.

April 24th, 2020

On Friday, April 24th, Filco & C.H.E.N.Y. partnered with Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens helping feed over 300 local families out of St. Michael-St. Malachy Parish. Each person on line received a bag of fresh fruit and vegetables donated from farms located in upstate New York, a separate bag of non-perishable goods and an additional bag of potatoes.

If you would like to donate your time or resources to The C.H.E.N.Y. Coalition, please visit The C.H.E.N.Y. Coalition.

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