The Cypress Hills pantry supplies provides to households in Brooklyn

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May 05, 2021 at 1:32 p.m. EDT

Updated on:May 05, 2021 at 1:32 p.m. EDT

Hundreds stood in line in the rain Wednesday in a pantry in Cypress Hills, a community still struggling with food insecurity during the pandemic.

The event took place outside of Las Maravilla De Exodo in association with Arlington Village and Hope, Love and Restoration Inc.

The pantry has been in operation for more than two decades, but Bishop Maldonado says the demand has increased.

They expected to feed around 500 families on Wednesday alone with the donations.

“Don’t take life for granted,” says Maldonado. “Today you could have a million dollars in your bank account and tomorrow you might have just a dollar or zero. Please help, join the forces, sit at the table and help our community. “

Maldonado also took the time to bless and honor some of the mothers before Mother’s Day.

The pantry is open on Elton Street every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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