“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Luncheon Supports N BK Angels’ Hunger Fight

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was a Neighbor of the Year honoree at the North Brooklyn Angels 1st Annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Luncheon. Adams requested all present put their hand in the center of chest, where their heart truly is, and pledge, “I’ll do all I can to help my fellow human.” Pictured l ot r: Hector Batista, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce,  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Elaine Brodsky, Chair of the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

 

This article is an updated version of one published on March 19, 2019

The 1st Annual “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Luncheon took place on March 27 at Warsaw at the Polish National Home (261 Driggs Avenue).  This inaugural luncheon raised funds for the North Brooklyn Angels’ Angelmobile, which feeds weekday lunches to those in need. The event also recognized three ‘Neighbors of the Year’ who have generously worked toward community betterment: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Brooklyn Chamber Chair, SVP and Marketing Executive for Investors Bank, Ana Oliveira; and Josh Cohen, North Brooklyn Restaurateur.

 

“Brooklyn has the highest rate of food insecurity in New York City, with 20 percent of its population affected,” said Gina Argento, CEO of Broadway Stages. “That’s why we’re proud to be working with the North Brooklyn Angels, an organization working to address the meal gap that exists throughout one of our Broadway Stages communities – North Brooklyn – by providing 1,000 meals a week to those in need.

 

The sit-down luncheon was catered by the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, a local eatery committed to offering healthy, accessible cuisine to neighborhood residents. Broadway Stages was the event underwriter.  Other upperlevel sponsors of this event were ExxonMobil, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Waste Management.

 

 

 

For more information or to donate to the North Brooklyn Angels: https://www.northbrooklynangels.org/

Author: The Greenline

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