Newark, NJ—November 22, 2021— Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Believe in Newark Foundation, HelloFresh, Pepsi, Bindi North America, Inc., The Home Depot of Newark, New Jersey Children’s Foundation, Bimbo Bakeries, Inc., and The Brantley Brothers Transportation Company distributed more than 5,000 free turkeys and additional food products to Newark residents at multiple locations throughout the city’s five wards. Hours of distribution were between noon to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following 15 sites:
Mayor Baraka attended the giveaway at The Clubhouse, located at 205 Spruce Street.
“These have been challenging times, but through our unity and perseverance, we still have much to be grateful for. I sincerely thank our sponsors for coming together, once again, to share the bounty of this season to our residents along with my wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving,” Mayor Baraka said.
The turkeys were disseminated on a first-come first-served basis at multiple sites around the city.
The City is grateful for the generous support this year from its sponsor, the Believe in Newark Foundation, and the co-sponsors:
“At HelloFresh, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a home-cooked meal around the table with loved ones, especially during Thanksgiving,” said Uwe Voss, CEO of HelloFresh U.S. “We are grateful to be able to contribute to the Newark Gives Thanks event to provide local residents with fresh ingredients to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.”
“We are thrilled to donate over 7,000 cans of vegetables to the City of Newark for their annual Thanksgiving food drive,” said Jordan Greenberg, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, B&G Foods. “For more than 100 years, families across America have enjoyed Green Giant vegetables at their Thanksgiving tables and as a New Jersey-based company, we’re proud to contribute to the City of Newark.”
"The Believe in Newark Foundation stands with the City of Newark, HelloFresh and other sponsors to ensure that needy families can still come together and enjoy a hot meal during this Thanksgiving season despite the difficult circumstances we're all still facing,” said Andre Hollis, Executive Director of the Believe in Newark Foundation. “We're proud to live our purpose tangibly."
“Bimbo Bakeries is proud to be donating 400 bags of stuffing and 400 packages of dinner rolls to the Newark Gives Thanks event,” said Donald Strunck, Sales Center Leader for Bimbo Bakeries. “The Mayor’s office does a wonderful job supporting the City of Newark and we at Bimbo are pleased to be part of such a fantastic event.”
“Bindi is proud to once again help out the City of Newark with the Newark Gives Thanks event,” said the Bindi Dessert Team.
For photographs of the giveaway, click here.
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