Blessed Kitchen!

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The ribbon is cut on the commercial kitchen that supplies the Angelmobile with its supply of lunches for the community’s hungry. (l to r) Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster (St. John’s Lutheran Church), Norman Brodsky, Elaine Brodsky (Chair, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, and Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Photo Credit: Phil Mauro

For just over a year, the North Brooklyn Angels have been a blessing to our hungry neighbors in providing a healthy lunch on the weekdays via their Angelmobile. As the demand for their free meals grew they needed a home base commercial kitchen, and prayers were answered when Our Lady of Mt. Carmel donated the use of their parish hall kitchen. At the end of April the North Brooklyn Angels and their supporters gathered together for an official blessing and ribbon cutting to officially dedicate the kitchen.

Felice Kirby, Special Projects Director for the North Brooklyn Angels, said, “We were graced with the presence of notable guests, including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Council member Steve Levin plus Annie and baby Francis, Gina Argento of Broadway Stages, the commanding officer and several patrol officers from the 94 Precinct, Managing Vice Presidents from Investors’ Bank and The Dime Savings Bank, there were clearly a group of stars. The afternoon belonged to the scores of neighbors who volunteer their services cooking and, or serving the meals and who are the bedrock of the Angels work. The two volunteer Kitchen Captains, noted local restaurateur, Josh Cohen and Donna Sinetar, wowed the crowd with a beautiful and delicious eight course meal consisting of the typical dishes prepared daily and served from the Mobile Soup Kitchen Truck. Brooklyn Roasting Company, Brooklyn Brewery and Taxi Laundry made us look good!”

The Angels have served over 30,000 meals powered by 1500 volunteer shifts. If you would like to volunteer or donate go to:

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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