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Morris Park Business Improvement District
Helping families experiencing food insecurity in Morris Park and Van Nest
Over the last couple of months, Morris Park BID has been supporting families in vulnerable situations by conducting
weekly fresh produce giveaways throughout our district and in the wider Morris Park area. We are deeply
appreciative to our partner organizations, especially Nilka Martell at Loving the Bronx, YAMA and the Bronx Muslim
Center for supporting our work to help the Morris Park and Van Nest residents by providing free fresh fruits and
vegetables. If you know of any vulnerable family that would benefit from receiving weekly a box of fresh, farmers
market quality fruits and vegetables, please email us with contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick-ups Thursdays afternoon at 966 Morris Park Avenue.
Supporting public health and safety on the Morris Park Avenue corridor
On January 26, 2021, Morris Park BID in collaboration with NYC Laboratories brought mobile COVID-19 testing to
Morris Park Avenue, corner with White Plains Road. Over 100 people received rapid testing. We thank the team of
NYC Laboratories for their partnership! We also remind all residents that vaccine appointments for Bronx residents
are now available at Yankee Stadium, online at somosvaccinations.com, or by phone at 1-823-SOMOSNY. From
February 15, 2021, groups 1a and 1b are eligible to receive the vaccine, including people with the following
underlying conditions: Cancer (current or in remission); Chronic kidney disease; Pulmonary disease including but
not limited to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-tosevere),
pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases;
Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome; Heart conditions,
including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or
hypertension (high blood pressure); Immunocompromised state, including but not
limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune
deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines or
other causes; Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or higher), obesity (body
mass index of between 30 kg/m2 and 40 kg/m2); Pregnancy; Sickle cell disease or
thalassemia; Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus; Cerebrovascular disease; Neurologic
conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer's disease or dementia; Liver disease.
You may check your eligibility to receive the vaccine at:
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page Thank you! Follow us @MPBID