“I am happy to be able to partner with Fairway for a second consecutive year to assist these five wonderful community organizations,” stated Millman. “Thanksgiving is a time not only to be grateful for our friends and family but also to think about the world around us and help those less fortunate. The free turkeys will enable these organizations to provide a delicious Thanksgiving meal to people in need.” The Assemblywoman also wanted to “thank Fairway for being a caring community partner and a model of corporate social responsibility.”
The following organizations received donated turkeys:
- The Raices Times Plaza Senior Center, located at 460 Atlantic Avenue, offers services to low-income seniors, including case assistance and a social adult day center.
- The Prospect Park YMCA, which has been serving the community for over 112 years. The YMCA offers 138 affordable housing units, eleven after-school programs that serve over 1,000 children daily and exercise and aquatic facilities.
- The HOPE Program of Brooklyn, located at One Smith Street, offers job readiness instruction, internships, computer training, GED classes, meals, clothes and emergency grants to people in need. Their job training program has been cited as a national model for its effectiveness.
- CHIPS, Christian Help in Park Slope, located at 200 4th Avenue, is a soup kitchen run by volunteers that feeds 70,000 meals annually to people in need and provides temporary shelter to 2,000 individuals a year.
- The Eileen C. Dugan Senior Center, located at 380 Court Street, provides senior citizens with a place to gather informally for a nutritious meal and social, recreational and educational activities.