Feeding Flatlands: Neighborhood’s Assemblywoman hands out hundreds of free Thanksgiving turkeys

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This pol gave a lot of birds!

A Flatlands elected official helped distribute hundreds of free Thanksgiving turkeys to community organizations and some of the neighborhood’s neediest.

Assemblywoman Jaime Williams (D-Flatlands) recruited a crew of helpers from around the neighborhood to give out the birds on Nov. 12, including community-affairs officers with the Police Department’s 63rd and 69th precincts, do-gooders from the Canarsie Lions Club, and clergy from Canarsie’s Holy Family Church, including its pastor, Rev. Edward Kane.

Owners of Georgetown’s Fairway Market donated a total of 500 turkeys for the giveaway, 200 of which the group handed out during the distribution in the parking lot of Glen Terrace Caterers on Avenue N at E. 54th Street.

The remaining 300 birds will be doled out through local civic groups, churches, and food pantries, according to Williams’s spokesman, Ian Girshek.

Williams praised the generosity of the local market’s leaders, and said she was thrilled to join the giveaway for a third year and help her neediest constituents put food on their Thanksgiving tables.

“Fairway Market’s generous donation to our district is one that we are most appreciative of, and I am personally thankful for the honor of being able to distribute these turkeys to help ensure that so many families and individuals can have a turkey on Thanksgivi­ng,” she said.

And the pol thanked her partners that day, especially Rev. Kane, whom she commended for his work as a chaplain in the armed forces before cheering all local veterans for their selfless service.

“It is with great pride that we as a community can come together and celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, and to be thankful for our veterans and the members of our community currently serving in the military,” Williams said.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 10:30 am, November 19, 2018
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