On the Frontlines: Special Deliveries

A married couple in Flushing helps their local food pantry reach seniors and the disabled

At a time when many people who need help from food pantries cannot leave their homes, an army of volunteers has risen up to help with home deliveries. Among those volunteers are Frank and Maureen Regan. The Queens couple goes door to door in the epicenter of New York’s outbreak, despite being grandparents.

An estimated 1.4 million New Yorkers rely on food pantries in a good year. That number is no doubt much higher during the coronavirus economic crisis. NY City Lens asked the Regans to record cellphone videos of their expeditions across the borough.


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