Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the Be Proud Foundation for the 6th annual Passover Food Distribution event on Friday, distributing nearly 600 packages of food to people in need before the holiday, and also to honor a local cop.
The event was held at Aqua Health Rehabilitation Center, located at 2753 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. Adams was joined by Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and Helene Weinstein in honoring local Police Officer Albert Mammon.
Mammon was recognized for his heroic rescue of a drowning teen earlier this month, who he pulled from Florida waters while on vacation. Mammon is also the son of Sheepshead Bay’s legendary singing barber, Figaro.
The pols, alongside volunteers, handed out bags packed with matzo, a symbol of salvation and deliverance, pickles, tuna and loads of other goods appropriate for the holidays.
The food distribution is financially supported by private donations and City Council members representing Brooklyn.
“Passover is the best time for us to show that we care about our neighbors. By giving out food we are going to share our happiness with the people who count on us more than ever in this current economic climate,” said Raisa Chernina, founder and executive director of the Be Proud Foundation.
Photos provided by Be Proud Foundation.