PHOTOS: Marina Del Rey in Throggs Neck feeds the community

For nearly 50 years, Marina Del Rey has been a fixture in Throggs Neck. It has hosted weddings, police events and many holiday parties.

But when COVID-19 hit, it couldn’t just shut down and stay dormant. So with all large gatherings canceled, the catering hall decided it was time to give back.

Since April, it has been donating food every Sunday with the Throggs Neck Benevolent Association to front line workers and the police.

They have dropped off food at Calvary Hospital, the 48th and 45th Precincts, Jacobi Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center: Einstein Campus and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

General Manager Tom Cornish said a lot of the credit goes to Chef Dan Savino, whose first and only job has been with Marina Del Rey for 40 years. He expressed his gratitude to Matt O’Brien of the TNBA as well.

“Even though it seems like a lot of food, it doesn’t take much time to do,” Cornish said. “These guys have been doing it for many years.”

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