Old fashioned, time-tested nutritional boon: Holiday turkey giveaway once again benefits Thanksgiving recipients

In the middle of Brooklyn, a holiday miracle

November 17, 2023 Special from Brooklyn Reporter
Group shot of Turkey Giveaway. From left to right: Fred Kreizman, Commissioner of Community Affairs Unity, Mayor's Office; Assemblymember Nikki Lucas; Council Member Farah N. Louis; Adam Rosatti, CEO of Plaza Auto Mall; Sean Tahzib, Marketing Director for Plaza Auto Mall; Charles McEvoy, Chief of Brooklyn Borough South of NYPD; Ido Shargal, Queens Borough Director of Community Affairs Unity for the Mayor's Office; Scott Nuzzi, Detective for 70th Precinct Community Affairs, NYPD; Natasha Moseley, P.O. for 70th Precinct Community Affairs, NYPD.
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FLATBUSH — Political leaders, elected officials and local business make this happen. More than 1,850 turkeys were given away earlier this week, well in advance of Thanksgiving.

In the true spirit of the holiday, Plaza Auto Mall hosted its annual turkey giveaway on Tuesday Nov. 14th. With an exceptional turnout, the event witnessed the distribution of 1,850 turkeys and ready-to-eat meals, emphasizing the robust camaraderie and cooperation within the community and among the supporting organizations. This year’s giveaway was significantly enhanced by the generous contributions of additional turkeys from Stop & Shop and MCU. 

Turkey recipients from Assembly District 42.
Turkey recipients from Assembly District 42.

Plaza Auto Mall was joined by Mayor Adams’ Community Affairs Unit, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, Council Member Farah N. Louis.

This annual event is a community staple during the season of giving, through coordination with Mayor Eric Adams’ Community Affairs Unit to reach and help as many families as possible, with myriad Brooklyn elected officials attending and participating, including Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud, Assemblymembers Nikki Lucas and Helene Weinstein, Council Member Inna Vernikov, and District Leader Sarana Purcell.

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Turkeys were also distributed to a local Families with Children shelter during the event.

Group at Turkey Giveaway.
Group at Turkey Giveaway.

Adam Rosatti, General Manager of Plaza Auto Mall, stated, “Including ready-to-eat Thanksgiving meals was our way of ensuring everyone had a hearty celebration. Our aim is to address community needs effectively, and together with our partners, we believe we have made an impactful difference.” 

Since its inception in 1975, Plaza Auto Mall has been proclaimed a “beacon of quality and variety in the heart of New York City,” offering an extensive array of new and pre-owned vehicles coupled with exceptional service. Rooted in the values of integrity, transparency, and relentless community engagement, Plaza Auto Mall stands not only as a premier car dealership but also as a dedicated partner in the fabric of the Brooklyn community, steadfast in its commitment to driving positive change.


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