Food Pantry Opportunities for Interested Volunteers

Several of our parishioners volunteer at two local food pantries in Forest Hills. One pantry operates weekly on Saturday mornings out of Our Lady of Mercy Church on Kessel Street. If interested in helping there, contact Deacon Dean Dobbins directly at the OLM rectory: 718-268-6143 or

The other pantry operates monthly out of Queens Community House (108-25 62nd Drive) on Wednesdays. The volunteer shift is from 4PM to 7PM; pantry doors open at 5PM to start handing out food to those in need. If you are interested in helping at QCH’s pantry, please call our rectory and leave your name, phone number, and email. Our parish coordinator will contact you to tell you more about the areas of need and the schedule. Thank you for your help.

shelf labeled dried beans at a community food pantry
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