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Hundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19

—  jobs lost, relying on food banks

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Hundreds of New York-based Guyanese, many of whom are undocumented, are facing a serious financial crisis after losing their jobs due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and are relying heavily on the distribution of food packages from various groups for their survival.

Professor Dhanpaul Narine, a community advocate, told Stabroek News that Guyanese immigrants would wait on long lines at food pantries in areas such as the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to receive weekly food packages.            Continue reading