Food bank offers grocery cards


The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project to find temporary headquarters away from the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, but that doesn’t mean the group isn’t still getting food to the plates of those in the community who otherwise are going hungry.

But now the group has an added bonus it’s offering for a limited time — $50 grocery gift cards to those who have lost their jobs or been furloughed this year.

The cards are available thanks to a grant from Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation at the Community Foundation of Utah.

The first round of cards were given out last month, but another round is expected for late October or mid-November — primarily for those who had been furloughed, but have since lost their jobs.

The KRMH Food & Hunger Project was started by Mathilda Furman, the Interfaith Clergy Conference and the Society for Ethical Culture four decades ago.

For more information, call (718) 796-7166.

Anyone wishing to make donations to the group can send them to P.O. Box 251, Riverdale Station, Bronx, N.Y., 10471.


It’s a parks Instagram swap

In an effort to raise money supporting city parks in the wake of massive budget deficits, a number of Parks & Open Space Partners plan to take over Instagram social media accounts of some of the city’s more prominent park groups.

That includes the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, which will swap accounts with Friends of Governors Island on Sept. 29.

Groups were intentionally paired up with partners representing different park sizes in different geographic areas, according to a release.

The Conservancy can be found online @vcpalliance.