State Senator Peralta Distributes Turkeys To Churches, Seniors and Nonprofits
State Senator Jose Peralta is providing free turkeys to local churches, senior centers and nonprofit agencies, including First Baptist Church, Make the Road New York, Woodside on the Move and the Corona Senior Center.
By Thanksgiving, Senator Peralta will have distributed 478 turkeys, including 24 that will go to the Rockaways in coordination with the office of State Senator Malcolm Smith.
Hundreds of 10-to-12-pound frozen turkeys were picked up Saturday morning by designated nonprofits from a Fresh Direct truck parked in front of Senator Peralta’s office. The rest of the turkeys will be picked up at Trade Fair in East Elmhurst and Food Bazaar in Corona using vouchers provided by Senator Peralta’s office.
Fresh Direct donated 250 of the turkeys, while Health Plus and Trade Fair donated 104 each and Food Bazaar contributed 20.
Attached Photo: From left to right: Jorge D. Fanjul, Brian Mazzella, Fresh Direct; Danielo Perez, Make the Road; Senator Jose Peralta; Senator Dan Squadron; Ann Brown, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Corona Civic Association (EECCA); (top) Brain Roquez, PS 280Q; (bottom) Carina Vizhnay, HealthPlus; Donna Raymond, North Queens Homeowners Civic Association; Parent Stella Stenos with daughter Stamatia Panas, from the Garden School.