NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Amrapali Soni, Vice President of House of Spices India, Inc. announced a partnership with Suraj Patel, candidate for Congress in Manhattan, North Brooklyn, and Western Queens, to provide $10,000 worth of food donations to front line healthcare workers and at risk communities
House of Spices India, Inc. and Suraj Patel delivered the food donations on Tuesday, April 21st to Elmhurst Hospital and Center of Hope International - Bread of Life Food Pantry in Long Island City which serves residents who have been hurt by the shutdown of the service industry.
Elmhurst Hospital has been among the hardest hit in the nation and serves much of the city's South Asian population. The New York City region is also home to the largest Indian-American population in the country. House of Spices India Inc, located in Flushing, Queens, is the largest distributor of South Asian foods in the US today.
“My parents lived in Jackson Heights, Queens when they moved to NYC in the 1960’s and House of Spices started with one store on the corner of Broadway and 77th Street, around the block from Elmhurst Hospital. There is a large community in the Queens area that House of Spices serves who work in the hospital and rely on it for healthcare. The Center of Hope International is also a vital part of the Queens community,” Amrapali Soni says. “We are happy we can do something to help,” she adds.
House of Spices India, Inc. has already donated funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in South Asia, and today is focusing on heavy hit areas here at home.