Jan. 18, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Two Flushing and Forest Hills-based organizations have been working to ensure that no federal employee goes hungry in the midst of the fourth week of the partial government shutdown.
The Flushing Jewish Community Council (FJCC) and Masbia of Queens are currently providing free boxes of food, hot meals or both to federal government employees and their families, many of whom have been mandated to go back to work without pay.
The FJCC will hold its next food distribution event next week on Jan. 22, where government employees that show up with work IDs to Temple Beth Sholom at 171-39 Northern Blvd. can receive a box of groceries with canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereal, and more.