Commemorating the Second Anniversary of Sandy, Food Bank Will Distribute
1,350 Turkeys to Sandy-affected Communities this Holiday Season

Food Bank For New York City is coming to Flatbush, Brooklyn on Thursday, November 20th t 11 a.m. to distribute kosher Thanksgiving turkeys and other holiday trimmings to Jewish residents hit the hardest by Super Storm Sandy.

Food Bank For New York City kicks off the Thankful to Give campaign this holiday season, celebrating all those who have given so generously this holiday season and reminding all New Yorkers that hunger never takes a holiday. As part of the campaign and commemorating the two-year anniversary of Sandy, Food Bank, in partnership with Bnai Raphael Chesed, will distribute kosher turkeys and other holiday trimmings to Flatbush’s Jewish families. Food Bank will also be partnering with other agencies to distribute a total of 1,350 turkeys to those living in Sandy-affected areas.

WHAT: Kosher Thanksgiving turkeys and other holiday trimmings for Jewish families

WHO: Food Bank For New York City
Bnai Raphael Chesed
Jewish families

WHERE: Bnai Raphael Chesed, 1741 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230

WHEN: Thursday, November 20th at 11 a.m.

Background: Food Bank For New York City and its network of charities and partners are committed to helping Sandy survivors rebuild their lives. Since Day One of Sandy, Food Bank has helped to connect families in Sandy-affected areas with SNAP (food stamps), free tax prep, free wi-fi and emergency food.

About Food Bank For New York City:
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $100 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.

To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC). To donate, visit www.foodbanknyc.org/donate. To become a partner, visit www.foodbanknyc.org/partner. To volunteer, visit volunteer.foodbanknyc.org. To advocate, visit www.foodbanknyc.org/advocate. To host a Virtual Food Drive, visit www.foodbanknyc.org/vfd. To receive Food Bank For New York City’s CEO E-Newsletter, visit www.foodbanknyc.org/email.


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