In advance of this year's Thanksgiving holiday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has partnered with numerous public and private institutions to give back to neighborhoods and families throughout the borough, and to help Bronxites who need help.
"This Thanksgiving season, we have dedicated our time and resources to give back to The Bronx, distributing turkeys and food supplies to families around the borough," said Borough President Diaz. "We want to make sure that as many families as we can possibly help will have a warm meal to share during this Thanksgiving season."
On Wednesday, November 16, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors at the Findlay House senior living complex. Almost 200 members were served a hot Thanksgiving meal by Borough President Diaz and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, provided by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.
"Seeing the seniors laugh and enjoy a hot meal warms my soul," said Borough President Diaz. "These men and women spent their entire lives serving others and providing for their families and today we are saying 'thank you' and show them that we care for them during the holidays."
On Friday, November 18, the Office of the Bronx Borough President distributed boxes full of canned and dry goods, generously provided by Goya Foods, to various churches and soup kitchens throughout the borough, in order to help feed the community on Thanksgiving Day.
On Monday, November 21, Borough President Diaz spent the day at various locations, making multiple stops to distribute hundreds of turkeys and Thanksgiving meal supplies donated by Western Beef, Waste Management and FreshDirect.
"Our residents and businesses are showing everyone that when we come together we can truly make a difference and serve each other," said Borough President Diaz. "I am very thankful that I am able to make my way around the different communities and hand out turkeys and food supplies. I am especially grateful to our sponsors-Western Beef, Goya Foods, FreshDirect, Waste Management and Golden Krust-for donating the food we needed to help brighten the holiday season for Bronxites who need it the most."