A local priest is embarking on a 100-mile journey to raise funds for the parish’s food pantry.
Father Christopher Heanue, administrator at Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, is riding from the parish in Richmond Hill to East Hampton, Long Island.
Heanue is calling it “100 Miles of Hope.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, donations to Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church have maintained the operation of the food pantry.
Two parishioners will join Father Heanue on the journey, which they expect to complete in 10 hours.
“These have been difficult months,” he said. “It is vital that the food pantry continues to serve those in need, and I am committed to doing all I can to keep bringing hope to our people through its service.”
To donate to the 100 Mile Ride, visit their GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/f/100-miles-of-hope or text ‘miles’ to 718-550-6525.