Food Assistance for the PS9 Community

Dear PS 9:

Recently a small group of parents has worked to organize a Food Assistance Program for PS 9 families struggling due to economic fallout from COVID-19. Two days ago this program launched with $150 in food support being provided to each of ten PS 9 households.

We’d now like to expand this effort by introducing it to the entire school community.

If your family is experiencing financial hardship during these difficult times, please be in touch. We want to hear from you and it would make us very happy to lend a hand. To arrange aid, just contact any one of the following people:

Charmaine Derrell-Jacob (PS 9 Parent Coordinator): 347-563-5324/ 

Carolyn Cryer (Parent): 646-256-4679/ 

Mike Tilley (Parent): 917-239-6825/

We’d also love to connect with those of you interested in supporting this initiative. Feel free to give me a shout with any questions, and please consider making a donation, of any amount, via either:

Venmo ( or 

PayPal ( 

Thank you in advance!

We hope everyone is healthy and handling these challenging circumstances as well as possible, and look forward to the day when we can be together again as a community.


Mike Tilley (on behalf of the Food Assistance team)