Brooklyn assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D–Flatbush) gave away hundreds of turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Midwood on Nov. 19. The politician helped distribute 600 turkeys to community members at the Plaza Auto Mall dealership last week, in an effort to help those in need.
“This event is to bring support and bring joy to many families in need in Brooklyn this Thanksgiving holiday,” she said.
The act of kindness helped families in the national housing and shelter program, HELP USA and the kosher soup kitchen program — Masbia.
Bichotte said the issues that struggling families may encounter should not be a barrier on how they can celebrate a holiday, and said her drive was aimed to close that gap.
“Economic disparity and hardships should not overshadow the joy and love Thanksgiving can bring,” said Bichotte. “This drive is essential to give families in need a helping hand so they can put their energies into cherishing time with their loved ones.”