SCO Family of Services Partners with Trinity Church Wall Street to Combat Food Insecurity in NYC
December 18, 2020 / SCO News
SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, has partnered with Trinity Church Wall Street to supply 260 NYC families with groceries to help combat food insecurity. SCO has been designated as a “Compassion Market,” an expansion of Trinity’s food programs, in response to the historic rates of food insecurity among city residents as a result of the pandemic. The partnership utilizes SCO’s network of clients who have been severely impacted by the pandemic. (The food distribution was not open to the public.)
To date, Trinity has delivered three large food donations, transported in semi-trailers, to SCO’s Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility in Briarwood, Queens. The food was then sorted and packed by SCO staff, including our Testing & Tracing team, for distribution to SCO clients. Masks and information about COVID-19 prevention, testing and tracing were included.
SCO Staff from program locations throughout New York City picked up the groceries from Ottilie and personally delivered them to their client families. Each family received two bags of an assortment of shelf-stable groceries including rice, cereal, pasta, bread and canned fruits and vegetables. The pre-Thanksgiving delivery included turkey and pork shoulder in addition to the other items.
of eligible residents at our Dix Hills Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities
of adults with developmental disabilities living in SCO’s IRAs (group homes) made meaningful connections by participating in community inclusion activities