Grateful community residents in and around Assembly District 59 answered a turkey call announced on Facebook early Saturday morning on November 18th for a Thanksgiving food pop-up event hosted by Assemblywoman Jaime Williams in front of her district office at 5318 Avenue N.
In its seventh year, ever since the assemblywoman has been in office, the turkey giveaway was highly anticipated and there was no shortage of excited residents who quickly gathered for the two-hour event that took place between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
About 300 turkeys and assorted vegetables were distributed through the hard work of the assemblywoman and her staff who worked tirelessly to solicit, pick up and deliver donations to their office, publicize the event and man the tables to distribute the goods to happy constituents, as well as others outside the district.
Turkeys were donated by Kings Plaza, Met Council, Local 79 and the Campaign Against Hunger. Vegetables were donated by Rabbi Hecht and the JCC of Canarsie. Several people expressed gratitude and thanks, which is what Thanksgiving is all about.
“During these challenging times, it’s important, as the elected representative, to spread holiday cheer, and, with the help of our generous donors, I’m glad to be able to help families in need to celebrate this Thanksgiving,” Williams told the Canarsie Courier.
Assemblywoman Jaime Williams takes a hands-on approach with her staff to make sure that constituents have a happy Thanksgiving holiday.