Thanksgiving turkey giveaway in Brooklyn, Queens

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means, soup kitchens, food pantries, churches, and organizations across the boroughs are gearing up to serve residents, who will join long lines, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, leaving families with little to eat, during this time of food insecurity.

There is no doubt, multiple Brooklyn and Queens locations will be distributing turkeys, food hampers, and cooked meals to meet the needs of households this holiday season.

Brooklyn community leader and president of Stalwarts Youth, Dimple Willabus, told Caribbean Life, that the 71st Precinct in partnership with the 71st Precinct Community Council, will host a turkey and food giveaway on Thursday, Nov. 18, from noon to 2 pm.

Residents are expected to gather in front of the 71st Precinct location, 421 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn location, for the meals, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Additionally, Stalwarts Youth, will distribute free face masks, and hand sanitizers, during the two-hour charitable event.

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway hosted by “I Am WondaWoman Foundation (Dr. Meda) and Grant D. Knowledge Inc. (Dean Grant/Football Players), will be held at CAMBA’s Cornerstone Center at Brevoort Houses, 280 Ralph Ave., on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6 pm. For more information, email: [email protected]

Sat, Nov 20, from 2 – 4 pm, Moyday Space, located at 176 St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn, will host NYSoM’s 4th Annual ThanksgivingPalooza, of free turkeys and other Thanksgiving food on a first come, first served basis.

This Saturday, Nov. 20, Tony Singh says he expects to serve approximately 1500 residents who will lineup from 6 am, at the pantry’s 102-16 89th Ave., Queens, location.

For over twenty years Guyanese American Singh, has given out thousands of Thanksgiving turkeys, and has served families in his Jamaica community with weekly food items from Calvary’s Mission Food pantry, he founded to feed the less fortunate.

The humanitarian told Caribbean Life, he was unable to get the allotted number of birds he requested due to the COVID-19 demand, but will subsidize the offering with chicken, to meet the needs of the community.

As part of the thanksgiving meal, families will receive all the trimmings, that comes with the holiday meal.

The pantry, that is usually outfitted with scores of volunteers, will distribute, veggies, fruits, bread and all other food items for a healthy and satisfying feast, for Thanksgiving, said Singh.

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