Kennedy to Volunteer at First Baptist Church Food Pantry in Queens With Hip Hop Icon Eric B.

NEW YORK, NY—FEB. 14, 2024—With increasing food insecurity faced by working-class families, seniors, military veterans, and disabled residents, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will volunteer and offer support to the First Baptist Church Food Distribution Center in Queens, NY, to assist in their efforts.

WHAT: RFK Jr. to volunteer at food pantry with Eric B.
Saturday, Feb. 17 at Noon ET
WHERE: First Baptist Church East Elmhurst, 100-10 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY 11369
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Kennedy first learned of the First Baptist Church’s food pantry efforts in Queens while talking with Hip Hop icon Eric B. who has been a weekly volunteer and anti-hunger advocate at the church.

“Over the last 15 years, there has been an upward trend of families in need,” said Eric B. “The church now has more than 20,000 families seeking weekly assistance. Every pair of hands is needed to ensure we meet the needs of this community. It's an honor to have Mr. Kennedy volunteer and come hear the concerns of residents in Queens.”

First Baptist Church has been a pivotal fixture in the Queens Borough community for more than a century. One mission of the church is to help end hunger and combat nutritional insecurity.

“I’m coming here to get more familiar with the reality behind the hunger statistics,” said Kennedy. “Houses of worship have become the new social safety net. The Covid pandemic brought food insecurity to millions of Americans, and for many, it never left. Food distribution centers like this one keep food on the table for families who can’t keep up with their bills.”

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