Queens Chronicle: LICHS pantry opens
The Zone 126 food pantry at Long Island City High School opened Feb. 9, helping ensure the nutritional needs of students and families are met in a dignified, healthy, and culturally appropriate way.
Established in 2011, Zone 126 focuses on serving students and families living in the Queensbridge, Astoria and Ravenswood public housing complexes. Five hundred students from the Queensbridge and Ravenswood houses attend LICHS.
Celebrating above are André T. Stith of Zone 126, left, Zone 126 Executive Director Anju Rupchandani, LICHS Student Body President Garrett Morgan Jr., Councilwoman Tiffany Cabán, Student Body Vice President Halima Ait Elhoussine, Zone 126 Board Chair Lynn Grossman, Councilwoman Julie Won and Principal Vivian Selenikas.
Bread baked by the sophomore culinary arts class, inset, will be distributed as part of the pantry’s services.
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