Speaker Heastie and EmblemHealth staff provide fresh food and school supplies for community members during an event Wednesday in the Bronx.
Photos courtesy of Office of Speaker Heastie
EmblemHealth and BronxDocs, along with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, held a back-to-school backpack and healthy food giveaway in the Bronx on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
The event brought together community members and leaders and provided school essentials to children, who will be returning to school in mid-September.
The giveaway took place in Eastchester Heights on Seymour Avenue. During the event, EmblemHealth, BronxDocs and Speaker Heastie distributed backpacks with school supplies, healthy snacks and flyers providing COVID-19 information about where to get care.
Jason Cohen is a reporter for the Bronx Times. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to the Bronx five years ago.
Jason has been a reporter for about 14 years and loves what he does. In particular, he enjoys covering meetings, events, writing features and informing the public about news. He also has a passion for sports and anything with controversy, and his other interests include watching movies and going to the beach.
When he isn’t reporting or writing, Jason spends his weekends working at a bagel shop.
And, yes, he’s also a Mets fan. So, “Sorry Bronxites.”