Kennedy Joins Forces With Hip Hop Icon Eric B. To Move The Crowd At Queens Food Pantry

February 17, 2024

Renowned activist and independent presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will be extending a helping hand at the First Baptist Church Food Distribution Center in Queens, NY,.

They will do this on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Noon ET.

They are joining forces with him is none other than hip-hop legend Eric B., and a dedicated volunteer at the church’s food pantry.

The decision to volunteer stems from a shared concern over the escalating food insecurity crisis affecting various segments of society, including working-class families, seniors, military veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Eric B., who has been actively involved in the church’s anti-hunger initiatives, highlighted the increasing demand for assistance, with over 20,000 families now relying on the food pantry’s support on a weekly basis.

Reflecting on the significance of community-led efforts, Eric B. emphasized the vital role played by volunteers in meeting the pressing needs of local residents. He welcomed Kennedy’s involvement, recognizing it as an opportunity to engage with the community and gain firsthand insights into the challenges faced by Queens residents.

For Kennedy, the decision to lend a hand underscores his commitment to understanding the realities behind hunger statistics and supporting grassroots initiatives. Acknowledging the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on exacerbating food insecurity nationwide, he emphasized the crucial role of organizations like the First Baptist Church in providing essential aid to struggling families.

With a legacy spanning over a century, the First Baptist Church stands as a beacon of hope in the Queens Borough community, with a core mission to combat hunger and promote nutritional security. By joining forces with Eric B. and other volunteers, Kennedy seeks to contribute to these noble efforts and raise awareness about the enduring challenges faced by vulnerable communities across the nation.

Photo credit: 1) Kennedy. 2) Eric B.

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