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Catholic Charities of New York to distribute over 800 Thanksgiving meals in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22

Catholic Charities of New York will be hosting their annual turkey distribution, providing over 800 Thanksgiving meals at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 am. Individuals and families in need will be welcomed at the Kennedy Center to receive turkeys and all the necessary trimmings for a nourishing holiday meal.  Catholic Charites’ turkey distribution will also benefit close to a dozen affiliated agencies.

Upon arriving at the Kennedy Center, families will be greeted by students from local Catholic high schools and Catholic Charities staff and volunteers. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York, will be joined by Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright as they provide help and create hope for hundreds of New Yorkers in need this holiday season.

Also in attendance will be former NY Met and baseball legend Rusty Staub, and retired Key Food owner Mark D’Urso, whose generosity has helped Catholic Charities support the neediest of families throughout New York. For a decade, the D’Urso family has donated turkeys to this event, marking almost 5,000 turkeys donated.

 

WHO:                     Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of NY

                               Bishop John Jenik, Archdiocese of New York

                               Keith L.T. Wright, Assemblyman District 70

                               Mark D’Urso, retired Key Food owner

                               Rusty Staub, Former NY Met and Founder of the Rusty Staub Foundation

                              [Representative from Goya]

 

WHAT:                  Catholic Charities of New York annual turkey distribution providing over 800 Thanksgiving Meals for struggling New York families this holiday season

WHERE:                Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center

                              34 W 134th Street
                              New York, NY 10037
 

WHEN:                   Tuesday, November 22, 2016
                               10:00 AM – Opening remarks
                               10:15 AM – Distribution begins

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Amanda Perez, DKC Public Relations, 212-981-5274, Amanda_Perez@dkcnews.com