Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 Turkey Giveaway at Willoughby Senior Center on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11am!


Thanksgiving 2010 Turkey Giveaway at Willoughby Senior Center on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11am!

“It’s Turkey time again, and Shaun and I are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Willoughby Senior Center on Tuesday to give thanks and celebrate family, good food, and our many blessings throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving to all, gobble, gobble!” said Council Member Letitia James.

Media reports this week state that prices for the Thanksgiving Day centerpiece have gone up by as much as 28 percent since last year, averaging $1.09 per pound. Turkey price hikes can be blamed on the cost increase of raising the birds, as well as turkey production being down, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Therefore, Council Member Letitia James and NFL Shaun Smith’s 91 Ways Foundation have partnered to donate turkeys to the community to ensure that families in need are able to enjoy their traditional holiday feast.

“New York raised me to become the man I am today. I was privileged to enjoy many Thanksgiving dinners and I want to give that back to those in need as long as I can,” said Shaun Smith.

FYI: Shaun Smith, Defensive Tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs established the 91 Ways Foundation as a platform to effectuate his values, uplift communities, and prompt social change. Using the NFL as a channel, Shaun is dedicated to help others in any way possible. Council Member Letitia “Tish” James was born in Brooklyn, New York. Committed as a public defender and leader of the 35th District, Tish advocates for affordable housing, public school reform, small businesses, and increasing access to jobs.

What: Thanksgiving 2010 Turkey Giveaway
When: Tuesday, November 23, from 11am to 12pm
Where: Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn

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