Gianaris Presents Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Claudia Coger with Awards for Their Service

September 22, 2021

ASTORIA – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris joined neighbors at the Astoria Houses Tenants Association for their annual family day celebration on September 18. At the event, he presented Tenants Association President Claudia Coger and Urban Upbound leader Bishop Mitchell Taylor with awards recognizing them for their community service.

“I look forward to attending the Astoria Houses Family Day each year because of the spirit of community it fosters among neighbors,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “I was pleased to recognize Ms. Coger and Bishop Taylor for their ongoing good works in our community.”

Senator Gianaris presented each with awards recognizing their work in providing food assistance to Queens neighbors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Taylor’s Bread of Life food pantry and the Astoria Houses Tenants Association were instrumental in providing meals for local residents for months.


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