2010-11-24 / Features

The 2010 Kiwanis of Astoria/ LIC Community Food Drive

(L. to r.); K & T Meats owner Peter Petratos with Kiwanis of Astoria/LIC Food Drive Committee Members George Perno, George Davis, Will Dionios, Donna Furey and Paul Halvatzis. (L. to r.); K & T Meats owner Peter Petratos with Kiwanis of Astoria/LIC Food Drive Committee Members George Perno, George Davis, Will Dionios, Donna Furey and Paul Halvatzis. The annual holiday Kiwanis Community Food Drive began on November 1 in Astoria and Long Island City with the purchase of 120 Thanksgiving turkeys. The 23-year-old community service tradition provides food to families in need during the holiday season. More than 100 families in the local community will benefit from the food drive and will be provided with food baskets and meals throughout the holiday season.

Members of the Kiwanis of Astoria/LIC Food Drive Committee including George Perno, George Davis, Will Dionios, Donna Furey and Paul Halvatzis helped distribute turkeys donated by Peter Petratos of K & T Meats, 37-11 Bway., in Astoria.

Anyone can help support the community food drive by donating nonperishables and canned foods such as corn, rice, cranberry sauce, yams and other items.

Several businesses in the area have Food Drive Collection Point bins. These include:

Atomic Oil, 21-01 Steinway St.

Delta Financial Group, 34-19 Bway.

Law Offices of Donna Furey, 21-83 Steinway St.

Adorno-Denker Insurance, 45-02 Bway.

Ridgewood Savings Bank, 43-14 Ditmars Blvd.

Astoria Federal, 31-24 Ditmars Blvd.

Astoria Federal, 29-34 30th Ave. Astoria Federal, 37-16 30th Ave. Atlantic Bank, 33-12 30th Ave.

Chase Bank, 22-30 31st St.

First Central Savings Bank, 37-28 Ditmars Blvd.

First Central Savings Bank, 35-01 30th Ave.

First Central Savings Bank, 37-28 Ditmars Blvd.

Flushing Savings Bank, 31-16 30th Ave.

Queens County Savings Bank, 31- 42 Steinway St.

Sovereign Bank, 37-10 Bway.

Sovereign Bank, 22-59 31st St.

Individuals can also contact the Kiwanis of Astoria Food Drive Committee Chairman Will Dionisio at 917-416-2804 and Committee Co-Chair George Davis at 646-244-4486 for additional donation information.

Monetary donations for the purchase of food items are also welcomed. The holiday Kiwanis Community Food Drive runs through December 31.

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