In 2015, our organization The Harding Ford Vision, Inc was founded, (THFV). Our program offers services primarily to individuals in the South Jamaica Community. Thanks to the Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles’ Faith, Inc for the foundation they laid for our program.
They allowed us now to impact many thousands of lives in the community each month. Our goal is to reach beyond the community and continue our mission by providing health and wellness to underserved individual in the community.
To provide health and wellness service to undeserved communities throughout New York City
We envision ourselves as a conduit to providing nutritious foods, senior care services, as well as pre & post-natal support for our local community
We believe in Trust, Honesty, Faith, and Versatility. We are committed to responding to the needs of our community through food distribution and support services
Bishop Alfonzo Brown & Virginia Brown
In 1990 on 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue, Alfonzo Brown and Virginia Brown began their weekly community out-reach by serving bread from the back of their pick-up truck. Through the commitment and partner-ship of Tom Cat Bakery and City Harvest their vision to serve the community, in 1996 the food pantry was established and quickly grew as the need for services escalated. In the beginning the 501 c3 non-profit structure of the food pantry was The Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles ’ Faith, Inc. The growth of the food program exceeded the expectations of many and we established an 501 c3 non-profit corporation titled "The Harding Ford Vision, Inc." This separation gave the church the opportunity to develop various services for the community.
LaNeda Mondesir, serves as the Executive Director of The Harding Ford Vision, Inc (THFV, formerly The Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles
’ Faith, Inc.) a community-based organization in South Jamaica, NY. As the Executive Director, LaNeda Mondesir is responsible for the daily operation, recruitment, training, scheduling , and developing community partnerships to help meet the needs of the agency.
In 2003, LaNeda began volunteering managing the inventory under the former pantry at The Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles’ Faith, Inc food pantry.
Today, the organization provides services to 234,084 household members
each year. Providing HIV Services in partnership with Joseph P. Addaboo Medical Center each week. Providing baby formula, diapers, wipes, new/use clothing to mothers in the community. Providing 75-100 meals each week at our Soup Kitchen.
LaNeda Mondesir, Executive Director
Mailing Address: 110-12 Liverpool Street,
Jamaica, NY 11435
Food Distribution: 157-22 Tuskegee Airmen Way,
Jamaica, NY 11433
4th Monday of the month 10:00 AM - Noon
Wednesday 10:00 AM - Noon
Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM