Civic Lends A Hand – And Turkey – To Needy Locals

Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association collected scores of canned goods.

Fifiteen families in all received boxes brimming with Thanksgiving goodies, following a food drive by Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association and King’s Chapel.

The recipients included seniors, unemployed and under-employed in Madison, Marine Park, Midwood and Flatbush. They got a slew of Thanksgiving-related canned and dried goods, as well as stuffing, vegetables, potatoes, yams, pies and frozen turkeys. To sweeten the deal, Jo Mart Chocolates on Avenue R threw in a score of their specialty chocolate bars.

Many of the frozen turkeys were donated by local politicans, including Councilman Lew Fidler and State Senator Marty Golden. Helene Weinstein sent gift cards for Key Food. The businesses that hosted the group’s donation bins also threw in generous donations.

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