Approximately 1,400 turkeys were distributed this week throughout the New Brunswick community by City agencies and partners working to ensure as many people as possible have a turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday.
800 turkeys were distributed Tuesday afternoon at City Hall through a giveaway made possible by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, “Vanessa’s Pantry” at Emanuel Lutheran Church, the Feeding New Brunswick Network, MCFOODS and the City of New Brunswick.
A team of volunteers from around the New Brunswick community played an important role in helping to coordinate this event.
On Monday, the New Brunswick Fire Department brought approximately 300 turkeys to multiple locations around New Brunswick, including the HUB Teen Center, the New Brunswick Senior Citizen Resource Center, houses of worship, community centers and housing communities. The turkeys were donated via the the Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Locals 17 & 217 and The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick.
Also on Monday, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the New Brunswick Police Department again partnered on their longstanding turkey giveaway, with a total of 300 turkeys donated by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New Brunswick PBA #23.
The birds were distributed to Suydam Street Reformed Church and First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.