State Senator Jose Peralta and Woodside on the Move, alongside co-sponsors and community-based organizations, donated more than 700 turkeys to local and faith-based organizations, schools, and senior and daycare centers in time for the Thanksgiving Day celebration. The seventh annual Turkey Drive will provide a meal to families in need. Some of the 10-12 pound turkeys were distributed in the Senator’s office, and the rest will be picked up at various locations throughout the district, including Food Bazaar, Foodtown and Trade Fair supermarkets.
“As we reflect during these times, it is imperative to give thanks and help families who are less fortunate. This event is about giving back to the community, and assisting those who are struggling by providing them with a free turkey that will help them enjoy a decent holiday meal,” said Senator Peralta.
For this year’s drive, Senator Peralta and the collaborating partners donated more than 700 turkeys. “I am proud we can continue to provide turkeys for hard-working and immigrant families, and I am thankful to the local organizations that make this possible year after year,” the Senator said.
“Ferreira Foodtown is honored to join Senator Peralta and Woodside on the Move in donating Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families on a holiday that represents being thankful for what we have,” said Jason Ferreira of Foodtown.
“It is a great opportunity for CRE Adult Day Care Center to partner with Senator Peralta at this year’s Turkey Drive. We look forward to continuing to serve seniors and their families in the Queens community,” said Brittani Young of the CRE Adult Day Care Center.
“I am glad to donate turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving and thank Senator Peralta and Woodside on the Move for their continued support of supportive community-based organizations and houses of faith”, said C-Town’s Arcadio Diaz.
“The Law Offices of Joseph Monaco is proud to partner with Senator Peralta and Woodside on the Move to provide turkeys to needy organizations and individuals during Thanksgiving holiday,” Joseph Monaco said.
“Feeling very lucky and blessed to finish another successful year at the World Fair Marina Restaurant, this donation is jus at a small token of gratitude to a community that supports us so well. We are looking to keep being a part of this turkey drive in the future and thank Senator Peralta and Woodside on the Move for the opportunity to give back,” said Atul Bhatara of the World Fair Marina Restaurant.
“Thanksgiving is about appreciating our blessings and helping others. Con Edison is proud to be a sponsor of an effort that will help make this Thanksgiving special for hundreds of New Yorkers,” said a representative from Con Edison.
“Holidays make a home really feel like home. Our family is grateful that 25,000 New Yorkers are making their homes in LeFrak City. So we’re proud to help Senator Peralta bring the holidays to life in more homes here, and we thank his office for organizing this drive once again,” the LeFrak organization said.
“Ferrari Driving School is proud to partner with Senator Peralta and Woodside on the Move providing turkeys to needy organizations and individuals during Thanksgiving. Many blessings to you all,” said Michelangelo Pinto of the Ferrari Driving School.