More Than 250 Queens Residents Receive Free Thanksgiving Meals Thanks to Phoenix House

Food and clothing drive was in partnership with Sen. Gianaris, Assmb. Nolan, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

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QUEENS, NY (11/19/2020) (readMedia)-- Yesterday, Phoenix Houses of New York and Long Island -- one of New York's largest providers of substance abuse treatment and care -- held a Thanksgiving giveaway in partnership with Senator Mike Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Phoenix House residents gave out more than 250 meals to Queens residents, as well as bags of clothing and essential items. A similar event was also held at the Brooklyn Community Recovery Center, where more than 150 bags were given to local residents.

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"Phoenix House was proud to partner with our local elected officials to help our most vulnerable this Thanksgiving. The pandemic has upended everyone's lives, leaving so many without essentials like food and clothes. We're happy we can help play a small role in making their holiday a bit brighter," said Ann-Marie Foster, CEO and President of Phoenix House of New York and Long Island.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on New Yorkers. Nearly one-in-four households have experienced food insecurity at some point this year.

About Phoenix House

Since 1967, Phoenix House New York has helped thousands of people overcome substance and alcohol abuse in order to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives. Phoenix House New York offers short-term and long-term residential, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient treatment. Phoenix House also offers treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, medical, psychiatric, and dental services, and impaired driver programs. These services are designed to meet the individual needs of adults at various stages of recovery, including military personnel, and veterans. In addition, Phoenix House provides educational and supportive services to family members, friends, significant others, and the community.