The spirit of Thanksgiving is underway at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens as 250 holiday meals are distributed in Brooklyn and Queens.
Through funds donated by the TJX Foundation, which operates T.J.Maxx stores, and through a partnership with Fairway Market, CCBQ was able to provide 200 12-14 lbs. turkeys to our neighbors in need. The turkeys were distributed evenly to Catholic Charities’ community centers in each borough for families and individuals for pick up.
An additional 50 turkeys were donated by the Knights of Columbus of the Immaculate Conception parish in Astoria, N.Y. which assists in feeding more families.
Volunteers, who included St. Francis College Brooklyn students and clients from Catholic Charities Long Island Day Habilitation Program, generously donated their time to help sort and distribute the turkeys.
The turkey dinner fixings, provided by the Catholic Charities Food Pantry Network, included fresh potatoes, instant stuffing, gravy, corn muffin mix and cranberry sauce.
CCBQ operates a network of 20 food pantries in Brooklyn and Queens providing food assistance to many families and individuals in need. Last year, our pantries helped distribute more than 1 million meals to over 115,000 people.