Markowitz Joins Gravesend-Based Turkish Center To Distribute Food To Pantries
The following is a press release from the office of Borough President Marty Markowitz:
On Wednesday, November 16, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn and other supporting organizations at Brooklyn Borough Hall to distribute more than 700 pounds of packaged beef to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the borough.
The meat drive is dedicated to the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid ul Adha), a holiday that honors Abraham for giving up his beloved son in exchange for a ram as an act of obedience and devotion to God. Muslims observe Eid ul Adha by sacrificing animals such as cows, sheep and goats, and are obliged to distribute 2/3 of the meat to people in need.
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