City of New Brunswick, NJ

11/21/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/21/2017 13:14

Hundreds of Thanksgiving Turkeys Handed Out to City Residents

Turkeys flew around town on Monday as multiple City of New Brunswick agencies coordinated turkey giveaways to ensure as many residents as possible have food on their table for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Approximately 700 turkeys were given out at City Hall through a giveaway sponsored by the Community Food Bank of NJ, the City of New Brunswick, the Feeding New Brunswick Network and the food pantries for Christ Church and Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Mayor Jim Cahill, City staff and a team of volunteers handed the turkeys out in front of City Hall on Monday afternoon.

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Volunteers unpack turkeys to be donated to residents in front of City Hall.

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Mayor Jim Cahill and a team of volunteers hand out turkeys in front of City Hall.

Both the New Brunswick Police Department and New Brunswick Fire Department held turkey distributions as well to benefit the New Brunswick community. The turkeys were dropped off at houses of worship and community centers around New Brunswick and the surrounding area.

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Firefighters with the New Brunswick Fire Department load pallets with turkeys to be donated to community members.

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New Brunswick Police Department Officer Samuel Gomez carries a box of turkeys into Suydam Street Reformed Church.

The New Brunswick Police Department and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have a standing partnership for their annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. A total of 295 turkeys were donated by New Brunswick PBA #23 and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and distributed between Suydam Street First Reformed Church and First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.

Meanwhile, the City of New Brunswick Fire Department distributed 275 turkeys to multiple locations around New Brunswick, including the HUB Teen Center, houses of worship and community centers. The turkeys were purchased using donations from the Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Locals 17 & 217 and The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick.

To view more photos from the New Brunswick Police Department turkey giveaway, click here.

To view more photos from the New Brunswick Fire Department giveaway, click here.