Holiday Food Drive

Community unites to hand out needed food for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pictured  NYS Senator Julia Salazar (2nd from left) and Debra Benders, president of Cooper Park Residents Council;  Elisha Fye, vice president of Cooper Park Residents Council;  and Jose Leon, dep. exec. dir. St. Nicks Alliance (3rd from right to far right) Photo Credit: Lori Ann Doyon

The holidays are here, and there are many who are struggling.  To ease some of this struggle, St. Nicks Alliance has been distributing holiday meal essentials by virtue of support from Trinity Human Services Corp., Southside United HFDC–Los Sures, North Brooklyn Angels, Cooper Park Houses Residents U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, and NYS Senator Julia Salazar.  On November 19, tenants from Cooper Park Houses started lining up at 1 p.m. to receive a turkey and Thanksgiving fixings (cornbread mix, stuffing, mashed potatoes, canned pumpkin, green beans and corn, fresh sweet potatoes and other vegetables, and more.)

U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, Cooper Park Residents Council President Debra Benders, and NYS Senator Julia Salazar, distribute turkeys and Thanksgiving staples on November 19 at Cooper Park Houses.

U.S. Representative Maloney and NYS Senator Salazar came by to help distribute the turkeys and groceries.

Williamsburg Houses Resident Council leadership distribute food for those in need this Thanksgiving. Photo Credit: Michael Rochford

St. Nicks Alliance’s Food Drive continues to collect canned goods and shelf-stable pantry items.  You can drop off donations in person at the following locations: 2 Kingsland Avenue, 211 Ainslie Street, 306 Union Avenue, Sumner Community Center, 790 Broadway (Bklyn), 609 Metropolitan Avenue, Capri Jet Realty, 533 Metropolitan Avenue, and Jennings Hall at 260 Powers Street.  They are also accepting donations through the St. Nicks Alliance Charity List on Smile Amazon.  Search “St. Nicks Alliance” in the Charity List search.

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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