Stalwarts Youths, 69th Precinct Clergy Council distribute food

Community advocates distributed food boxes in time for the July 4 weekend from left, Pastor Cheryl Barker (Consuming Fire Ministries), NYPD 69th Pct Commanding Officer Captain Robert Conwell, President of the 69th Pct Clergy, Pastor Cecil Moonsam, Amar Dyal (Treasurer, Mill Basin Civic Association) and Dimple Willabus (Community Advocate & Founder of the Stalwarts Youth Corporation).
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

The Stalwarts Youths Corporation in collaboration with the 69th Precinct Clergy Council, and Consuming Fire Ministries International Inc. distributed 300 fruit and vegetable boxes outside the church’s 9623 Ave. L, Brooklyn location, just in time for the July 4 weekend, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact New Yorkers.

The July 3, humanitarian effort, according to Dimple Willabus, community advocate and founder of the Stalwarts Youths Corporation, helped persons who lost income, were furloughed, and others who needed a healthy meal.

Willabus thanked Andrew Douglas of A&D Trucking Company whose company transported the boxes, and bags of bread donations from of Baltimore, Maryland. The distribution was made across Brooklyn, to help households enjoy the holiday weekend.

One of the 300 boxes of fruit and veggies distributed to Brooklyn residents.                    Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Willabus was happy that scores of people took advantage of the giveaways that continued the following day at the 71th Precinct Community Council on Empire Blvd, where more boxes of groceries, as well as masks, compliments of Mayor de Blasio’s and Borough President Adam’s offices, were handed out.

Bishop-elect Dr. Cheryl Barker, leader, Consuming Fire Ministries International Inc. said it was a pleasure working with the community and clergy to bring about synergy and provision because that is what God wants “us to do in service to the community.”

Additionally, the church holds clothing drives during its ongoing mission in the community. Barker also thanked partners for including her in the day of service.

Information on future distributions will be posted on social media platform, facebook, and

To learn more about the humanitarian efforts of the Stalwarts Youths Corporation, headed by Anaya The Author, on how to partner or volunteer: email [email protected]

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