Leah Pavlov: COVID-19 Food Hero

by NYC Food Policy Editor

Why She’s a Food Hero: At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Leah Pavlov began putting together prepared lunch boxes using her own birthday and allowance money. She donated these meals to frontline emergency room workers at NYC Health+Hospitals/Coney Island.

Background: Pavlov is a sixth grade honors student at P.S. 195 Manhattan Beach. 

Work: As a sixth grader, Pavlov does homework and schoolwork.

Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn

Awards, Praise and Honors: Leah Pavlov was honored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as one of 87 “COVID Everyday Heroes.”

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