Supermarket donates 1,000 Easter hams to Queens families
by Erica Finocchio
Apr 11, 2017 | 469 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cindy Carasquilla of Stop & Shop, Borough President Melinda Katz and IS 93 student unload the donated hams.
Cindy Carasquilla of Stop & Shop, Borough President Melinda Katz and IS 93 student unload the donated hams.
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Borough President Melinda Katz joined representatives from Stop & Shop outside Borough Hall last week to announce the donation of 1,000 hams to local Queens organizations to distribute to needy families for Easter.

They are part of 3,000 hams that will be donated to families in Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx.

"We wish everyone a healthy and safe holiday season," Katz said. "With donating the hams we are one step closer to making that happen. Today is a great opportunity to be a small part of the holiday season."

Katz, Stop & Shop public relation manager Cindy Carasquilla, and students from IS 93 unloaded the hams from the 18-wheeler truck.

"We are proud to fight hunger in local Queens communities and provide some relief to those in need this Easter," Carrasquilla said. "This donation is part of Stop & Shop's continued commitment to partner with organizations in our local communities and provide support to worthy causes that can ultimately make a difference in someone's life."

The hams were donated to Catholic Charities, Chinese-American Planning Council, Hour Children, Korean Community Services and Queensbridge Houses.

"The generous support makes it possible for our organization to provide the needed support for our seniors and make our community a great place to live," said Wayne Ho, CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council.
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