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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Distribute 2,800 Turkeys to Struggling Families This Thanksgiving
WHAT: Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens will distribute 2,800 turkeys for struggling families this Thanksgiving in Brooklyn and Queens. The distribution of the turkeys will continue Tuesday, November 16 in Brooklyn, followed by Thursday, November 18 and Monday, November 22 in Queens. (Catholic Charities distributed 600 frozen turkeys at 2 Pop-Up food pantries last week.)
Catholic Charities will also provide food vouchers for turkey dinner fixings.
Continuing an over six-year tradition of donating turkeys in honor of their parents, Al and Maria Catanese donated 700 turkeys this year. Also, donating frozen turkeys are EJ Electric, the New York City District Council of Carpenters, the Steamfitters Union, and Univision.
DETAILS: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – While supplies last (rain or shine).
St. Francis of Assisi – St. Blaise Parish, 400 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – While supplies last (rain or shine).
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 159-23 89th Avenue, Jamaica, 11432
Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – Private event (not open to the public).
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 104-11 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11368
Tickets for participation by individuals in need will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. Those in attendance must wear a mask, be prepared to social distance, and bring a shopping cart for the food distribution.
*** In an agency-wide effort to reach communities with low vaccine rates, COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines will be available. Since January 2021, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has facilitated 1,842 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in the communities we serve.
Photography and interviews will be available with agency organizers, volunteers and recipients. Members of the media are welcome between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
• Volunteers unloading a truck of frozen turkeys upon arrival at 8:30 a.m.
• Volunteers packing and distributing frozen turkey
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Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 52 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed $7.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education. In addition, we are pleased to offer COVID vaccines at a variety of local events and locations. A full list can be found at www.ccbq.org/liveitup. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.