FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2020
The following press notification is being shared on behalf of our colleagues at Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens regarding tomorrow’s Annual Turkey Giveaway in Brooklyn where 900 turkeys and food vouchers will be distributed. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. For further information on the event, please contact Lucy Garrido-Mota of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens at (347) 786-2846 or Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Brooklyn Diocese Press Office.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Distribute 900 Turkeys and Food Vouchers to Families in Need in Brooklyn and Queens during the Annual Turkey Giveaway this Thanksgiving Holiday
WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Rain or Shine
WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi – St. Blaise Parish Parking Lot
400 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, NY 11225
WHAT: Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will distribute 900 Thanksgiving turkeys and food vouchers to families and individuals in need in Brooklyn and Queens during the Annual Turkey Giveaway this Thanksgiving Holiday. The distribution of the 12-14 lbs. turkeys is co-sponsored by the offices of NYS Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson
The turkeys will be donated by Alphonse & Maria Catanese and family in honor of their parents, the offices of NYS Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, and EJ Electric. The Farmers to Families Box program will also be providing food locally sourced in New York to the families.
Food vouchers for turkey dinner fixings will be provided and distributed by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens in increments of $25.00 for a total of $25,000.
Distribution of the Thanksgiving Holiday turkey and vouchers is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Lines of individuals waiting to pick up turkeys
- Volunteers unloading a truck of frozen turkeys
- Volunteers packing and distributing frozen turkeys and food vouchers
The official media advisory for this event is attached.