COVID-19, Coronavirus, Yvette D. Clarke, church, Brooklyn
Congresswoman Clarke visits the Beulah Church of Nazarene and Calvary Community Church Photo Credit: Sarah Sinovic

Last weekend, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Grace Foods delivered food and protective equipment to Brooklyn pastors for distribution to their congregations at the Beulah Church of Nazarene and the Calvary Community Church in Crown Heights.

While abiding by the regulations of social distancing, Clarke and Grace Food members arrived with a truckload of equipment.

“Brooklyn’s clergy provide not only worship services and spiritual guidance, but also food and clothes for those in need, activities for children and a multitude of other resources for my constituents,” said Clarke.

Grace Foods has already donated 1,000 cases of food to a number of churches. The items donated include canned goods, rice, coconut water, soup, pasta, dry seasoning and more.

As the pandemic progresses, Clarke will continue deliveries of protective gear in her district. Updates of her whereabouts will be posted on her Twitter.

Clarke even took to social media to thank all of those who helped distribute food, “Thank you for the sacrifices you all have made to flatten the curve to maintain the good health of our community.”


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Kimberlean Donis

Kimberlean Donis is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn. She is a student at both London City University and Williams College majoring in Political Science, Art History, and Africana Studies.

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  1. Thank you…but more of the community needs to gain access to good distribution? Churches ONLY take care of their parishioners and since they are not meeting during COVID will pick and choose who gets what? Partner with Assemblymember Richardson for a more equitable community giveaway? ????????????????????????

  2. This is just a photo-op. We need to get rid of this loser. She hasn’t done a darn thing in this community for all these years, and its time for her to go bye-bye. I will not be voting for her; and haven’t voted for her at all in at least the last 5 congressional elections. Up to me, her name wouldn’t even be on the ballot. There are other choices now people, lets look around and research the other options.

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