On Tuesday afternoon, December 14, the Lev Aharon Community Food Pantry, under the auspices of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty and the Chazaq Organization, welcomed Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi of District 28. The Assemblymember was joined by pantry manager Aviv Simantov and his mother, a dedicated volunteer. Additionally, community advisor Alan Sherman, chairperson of the Queens Jewish Alliance Sorolle Idels, and director of government affairs for Chazaq Izzy Peskowitz were present, along with with Chazaq CEO Rabbi Yaniv Meirov. “It was our honor to show Assembly Member Hevesi the workings of the Lev Aharon Community Food Pantry,” said Rabbi Meirov. “We conversed about the current food insecurity issues that our communities are grappling with and how the pantry continues to be a source of refuge and nourishment for many needy families.”