For Monk and Priest Feeding Park’s Needy, Season of Giving is Year-Round

The Local has turned its attention to the services offering free food in Tompkins Square Park once or twice before. Today, we ride alongside Adi Purusha Das, a monk at the Bhakti Center, and Father Joseph Gingrich, a priest at St. Nicholas of Myra church, who – under the name Interfaith Community Services – team up with locals and tourists alike to bring home-cooked meals to the park every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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