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South Queens Community Pantry 2020



Landecker Fellow Reshma Persaud, as a part of the South Queens Women’s March, contributed to the second of three Holiday Food and Essentials Distributions in NYC. Reshma helped to distribute groceries, produce children’s books, toys, coats, personal care hygiene products, sexual health, and menstrual products, PPE, and COVID-19 testing resources to over 550 immigrant families in Queens. This Holiday Food Distribution was a joint effort by the Caribbean Equality Project, South Queens Women’s March, and the Bharati Kemraj Foundation.

Read more about it here.

Reshma is one of thirty Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundationand Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.