Angelmobile Rises to Challenge of Growing Need in North Brooklyn

Angelmobile Rises to Challenge of Growing Need in North Brooklyn

Barely three months after the Angelmobile took flight, the number of piping hot lunches it delivered to hungry people throughout northern Brooklyn more than tripled. Beginning in the last week of June, this 40-foot mobile food truck started serving about 300 meals across three days a week. The truck is operated by the North Brooklyn Angels, nonprofit organization of community groups, churches and businesses focuses on fighting hunger, food insecurity and poverty.

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Summer Camp at the Children's Garden

Summer Camp at the Children's Garden

Imagine for a moment, a 4-year-old boy leaping over tires and tree trunks, playing in the mud, running through rows of corn, tasting tomatoes just plucked from the garden and banging on overturned tin pots. That boy — plus about a dozen other children — lived those idyllic, rural moments this summer in suburban Long Island as part of a new summer camp initiated by The Garden at St. Francis Episcopal Church in North Bellmore.

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Service Goes Above and Beyond at This Nourish Babylon 'Restaurant'

Service Goes Above and Beyond at This Nourish Babylon 'Restaurant'

On recent Monday night, Patricia Street sat down at a linen-clothed dining table decorated with fresh flowers, china and silverware. She scanned the menu. Moments later, she savored a bean appetizer, fettuccine Bolognese, garlic bread, tiramisu, fresh pineapple and watermelon. “I’ll tell you, the meals are fabulous,” said Street, 66, of West Babylon. “This place is a godsend. The people, they’re very nice. They treat you with dignity.”

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North Brooklyn welcomes 'Angelmobile'

North Brooklyn Welcomes 'Angelmobile'

The Angelmobile - a specially built RV fully equipped with a kitchen, food storage facilities, office space and outdoor awnings - is now open in North Brooklyn to provide aid to those in need. It can serve up to 800 meals per day and also provide critical services, including housing, substance abuse, employment and counseling. The North Brooklyn Neighbors Helping Neighbors Coalition is working with the support of EMLI to bring the street service to the communnity.

Seniors Connect at Holy Trinity

Seniors Connect at Holy Trinity

At 87 years old, her mind was sharp as a tack but she had suffered a stroke which took a toll on her physically. She had to give up her independence – and her bowling league - and now had to rely on others to go anywhere.

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Mobile Soup Kitchen

Mobile Soup Kitchen

An ambitious parish project, with significant backing from Episcopal Ministries of Long Island, is launching in Greenpoint to feed the hungry, provide counseling on social services and bridge the gap between rich and poor neighbors in this gentrifying neighborhood.

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Finding Family at Camp DeWolfe

Finding Family at Camp DeWolfe

By Matt Tees, Executive Director, Camp DeWolfe

When I met Mike, he had just been placed through foster care with a family in Suffolk County. Before coming to live with them, he had spent much of his childhood moving around and had experienced some tough times.

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