100 turkeys given away in Richmond Hill

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By Alicia Venter

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This past Thursday, Nov. 17, more than 100 turkeys were distributed to needing residents in Richmond Hill.

The turkey giveaway was held outside the Richmond Hill Library on 118-14 Hillside Avenue. 

Beginning at 2 p.m., nearly 60 turkeys were already given to residents before 2:30.

The giveaway was held by the Office of Council Member Lynn Schulman. 

With the redistricting of the New York City Council that  goes into effect this year, Schulman, as the elected official of District 29, now represents a larger part of Richmond Hill. This food distribution shows her effort to support her new community.

“On the cusp of such a rough couple of years for many families, this will provide some relief directly into the community” said Council Member Schulman in a statement. 

“With the price of food increasing, it’s important to have this giveaway so that no one has to go out and overspend just to have a happy holiday with their loved ones,” she continued.

Though Schulman was not at the turkey giveaway, her Chief of Staff Jonathan Boucher and Deputy Chief of Staff Seth Urbinder were present to distribute the turkeys.

The turkeys were donated by The Queens Center Mall/

Boucher expressed appreciation for the donation as he wrapped turkeys in orange bags they had acquired from the Department of Sanitation and gave them to residents. 

The 102nd Precinct and  Community Board 9 came to help distribute turkeys and to greet community members. Community Board 9 District Manager James McClelland and Chairperson Sherry Algredo were at the event, helping with the community event.


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