Betances Houses

Catholic Charities and RDC Development will join hands Thursday to distribute 400 boxes of food to residents of the 40-building Betances NYCHA Complex in Mott Haven.

The boxes, each containing meals for four people, are intended to help families having trouble putting food on the table in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Holy Thursday food sharing event is hosted annually by the Archdiocese of New York.  This year, in line with social distancing requirements, distribution will take place outdoors, with box pickups taking place on a staggered schedule.

In each box will be information sheets including help numbers for those needing food or social services, or job opportunities. Deliveries will be made to Betances buildings housing seniors.

The food, donated by Goya Food and Fresh Direct, will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon in St Mary’s Park, across the street from the Betances Houses’ Management Office at E. 146th St. and St. Ann’s Avenue.

RDC Development is a parent to Wavecrest Management Company, which holds a 99-year lease on the NYCHA property and runs its day to day operations. Catholic Charities oversees social services for the complex.



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