City Council Candidate Anthony Beckford partnered with The Hunger Truck to distribute hot meals and masks to community members. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Mr. Beckford has distributed over 13,000 masks, over 1,500 food boxes, over 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and has helped distribute over 160,000 hot halal meals. The Hunger Truck coalition is made up of Pakistani American Youth Society, Muslims Giving Back, DH Care and others and have been servicing the people of New York City from March 2020 till now.
“Before the pandemic, community members in Flatbush and East Flatbush have faced food insecurities. The pandemic has only further exposed the disparities that we have been facing as a community. The community has received little help from some of the local Electeds, which has caused an increase in hardship. I am a public servant to the community members of the 45th District. What my community experiences, I experience as well. It is my duty to provide whatever services and resources that I can and build partnerships to do so, that way many of the community needs can be met. This is what representation looks like. I will continue to distribute meals to our community on a weekly basis. My goal is to put an end to our impoverish conditions and bring about result based solutions.” – Anthony Beckford