Southern Brooklyn philanthropic organization donates food to hospital workers

Mitchell Partnow, Chairperson of TJ Cares, drops off food for the staff at New York Community Hospital.
Mitchell Partnow

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local group of southern Brooklyn politicos teamed up to donate food to hospital staff at New York Community Hospital, who have been working for months on the front lines of the outbreak.

“Compared to what the healthcare workers do for the community, this is the least we can do for them,” said Mitchell Partnow, chairperson of TJ Cares.

The organization, which formed last year as the philanthropic arm of the influential Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, has held various events over the past several months benefiting local community members with food drives, events for seniors, cookouts, and more.

Now, as Brooklyn’s hospitals have become the epicenter for the pandemic, Partnow and his fellow philanthropists decided to lend a helping hand to worn-out nurses and doctors with some freshly cooked meals!

“Let’s continue to show our appreciation to our brave healthcare workers by staying in when we can, wearing masks, and practicing social distancing when we have to go out,” said Partnow, who donated the food in memory of his late grandmother.