" When you have a seven-year-old coming in with their family to eat, our beverage choices are limited. What are you going to say? Do you want coffee with that?"
- Diane Reeder
There's a new item on the menu at the Queens Galley soup kitchen on Washington Avenue: fresh milk. After getting by on the powdered stuff for nearly a year, the food program, which provides three meals a day, seven days a week, year-round, has struck a deal with a local dairy to obtain fresh milk at a deep discount, thanks to Mayor Jim Sottile.
Diane Reeder, who runs the Queens Galley, supplies meals to the less fortunate three times a day and seven days a week, but was forced to serve powdered milk due to the rising costs of milk. The Queens Galley runs solely on donations and private funding. One day when Mrs. Reeder was talking with Sottile about something, he asked in his usual generous fashion : What else can I do for you?
This lead to a phone call to Boice's dairy which agreed to provide the milk at wholesale cost, another local supporter is picking up the rest. This shows the power of a community and our Mayor working together. Mayor Sottile is always going the extra mile, and we at Blaber's News and Commentary commend his efforts.