Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Council member Chin's office providing new funding for the Bowery Mission
[The Bowery Mission at 227 Bowery]
Last month, officials at the Bowery Mission reported that their food pantry is in dire need of donations.
According to DNAinfo, the Bowery Mission's food supply has dwindled while demand for meals has increased.
To help provided some relief in the year ahead, Council Member Margaret Chin will be allocating $9,000 in City Council funding to the Bowery Mission tomorrow.
As part of the Food Pantries Initiative included in the City's 2015 fiscal budget, the City Council's Manhattan Delegation is able to allocate $237,600 to food pantries. (There are 10 members of the Manhattan Delegation, which means each Council member has $23,760 to allocate to food pantries within their district.)
Aside from the $9,000 for the Bowery Mission, Chin is allocating $9,000 to the New York City Rescue Mission (90 Lafayette St.) and $5,760 to Cabrini Immigrant Services (139 Henry St.).