LIC Community Support

LIC Community COVID-19 Relief Group

The LIC Community Covid-19 Relief Group is the collaboration of local civic, religious and business organizations working together to alleviate specific needs in our neighborhood and surrounding areas. Their stated goal is to mobilize neighbors to help neighbors.

1. MEAL DISTRIBUTION - beginning Monday, March 23, we will begin to distribute meals for
students and families impacted by the ongoing school closure.
* DISTRIBUTION CENTERS: Locations TBD (Hunters Point, Court Square and Queensbridge)*
* RESTAURANT DONATIONS: If you are a restaurant owner and interested in providing
low-cost meals please contact Patrick Thompson at:​
2. DRY GOOD COLLECTION - Collection centers are open for dry goods for distribution through already existing food pantries throughout western Queens. Any products that are received will be disbursed daily to local food panties with the highest needs.
* NEW CITY CHURCH OFFICE: 10-54 47th Ave., LIC (Collection hours: 3pm - 7pm)
* LIC JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: 10-29 48th Ave. LIC (Call for hours 718-609-0066)
* BEST ITEMS TO DONATE: Follow this link for ideas about donations:
3. VOLUNTEER/FINANCIAL MOBILIZATION - beginning immediately, we are building a
database of volunteers willing to serve in the multiple need areas listed below. We are also
working to grow a financial base to support local business that are providing meals and
subsidizing the cost of the hygiene packs and dry goods. 

To sign up to participate click here. For more information, click here or visit their websiteFacebook or Instagram page.

LIC-Based Nonprofit Organizations

If you're an LIC-Based nonprofit and want to add information to our page about your organization, please reach out to
Carla Nicdao at
ACE Programs for the Homeless
(212) 274-0550
Requesting emergency relief funding for the ACE Graduates that are losing employment. These are men and women who have worked extremely hard to overcome homelessness and now are losing their employment and at risk of falling right back. Working to raise between funds to provide one on one support/case management, rental and utility assistance and grocery gift cards (for graduates who lost employment or had hours cut due to COVID-19), toiletries and cell phone minutes (for current ACE participants on lockdown inside of shelters).
Hour Children
(718) 433-4724
Seeking donations for Food Pantry at 36-49 11th Street Open for 'Grab and go' meals Monday-Friday 12-2pm.
LIC Artists/Culture Lab LIC
(347) 848-0030
Promoting their online list of artists with links to their website to encourage the community to buy art to support local artists. Culture Lab LIC created to manage Plaxall Gallery as both an art and community center. Seeking financial donations to help keep the staff going.​
Queens Community House
(718) 592-5757
Donations can be made at
Keeping up services to our most vulnerable population: our older adults and residents unable to buy food.Your help will allow us to provide home-delivered meal service to our homebound elderly and daily lunch pick-ups for. those having food struggles. Your donation today will help us expand the food pantries at two of our community centers.​
Sunnyside Community Services
(718) 784-6173
Looking for donations of the below items. Any business with a decent supply can contact SCS at SCS has vans and staff ready to pick up items and they can quickly get them to those most in need right away.
  • Non-perishable food items for seniors
  • Toilet Paper for seniors
  • Gloves, Mask or Gowns to be used by Home Health Aides visiting homebound seniors
  • Hand Sanitizer for Home Health Aide
Urban Upbound
(718) 784-0877
Urban Upbound is working with Center of Hope International on their Bread of Life Food Pantry. In an effort to serve their community being impacted by COVID-19, they are looking for food items. Click here to see the list of items that they are looking to have donated.
Zone 126
In need of laptops or tablets for students who were unable to receive them from the DOE. Seeking headphones for families that have multiple children in the house so everyone can focus on their immediate tasks​.