82-10 Queens Blvd
Elmhurst, NY 11371
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Jeff Kolsch (Call for last minute cancellations)
Nature and Purpose of Agency
The New Life Food and Clothing Pantry serves the Elmhurst community's low-income populace with nutritious non-perishable food, occasional fresh produce, personal care items and gently-used clothing free of charge. New Life serves approximately 150-160 clients per shift and is a very diverse community, helping people from all backgrounds.
Tasks Available for Students
Help distribute food and clothing and create a sense of community for Elmhurst and Queens residents. Assistance needed with food bag preparation, clothing set up, assisting clients, and clean up and breakdown. Assist elderly clients with their carts when entering and exiting the New Life building.
There are two shifts for food and clothing; Tuesday afternoons from 3:00pm –8:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 12:00 pm. Volunteers may arrive earlier or later on Tuesdays, but may not leave before 7:00 pm. On Saturdays, volunteers must arrive by 8:00 am, and may not leave before 11:00 am.
Student Awareness/Special Instruction
On Tuesdays & Saturdays, New Life can use up to 8 volunteers.
Start out going South on Utopia Pky towards 80th Rd. Entrance near intersection of 169th St and Hillside Ave. Take the F train from 169 Street station heading Downtown / to Coney Island. Pass 75 Avenue. Get off at 71 - Queens - Forest Hills. Transfer. Take the R train from 71 Ave - Forest Hills station heading Downtown / to Bay Ridge. Pass Woodhaven Blvd - Queens Mall. Get off at Grand Avenue – Newtown. Exit near intersection of Queens Blvd and Grand Ave. Walk going West on Queens Blvd. Arrive at 8210 QUEENS blvd, Queens.
Start out going NORTH on UTOPIA PKWY toward UNION TURNPIKE. Turn LEFT onto HORACE HARDING EXPY N. Merge onto I-495 W/LONG ISLAND EXPY via the ramp on the LEFT. Take EXIT 19 toward RT-25/QUEENS BLVD/WOODHAVEN BLVD. Take the QUEENS BLVD ramp toward RT-25. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto HORACE HARDING EXPY. Turn RIGHT onto QUEENS BLVD. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NY-25 W/QUEENS BLVD. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto 57th. Turn SHARP LEFT onto QUEENS BLVD. 8210 QUEENS BLVD.