In Amsterdam News: ‘Tis the season for food—giving

Volunteers preparing bags of produce to distribute to community members

On a frigid Monday evening, Harlem residents gathered along West 125th Street to collect a free bright green grocery bag full of food supplies. The event was organized by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and Hunts Point Food market to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to the community since Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

The grocery giveaway had 500 free bags of foods you would need for Thanksgiving dinner, like cranberries and sweet potatoes, inside each.

“There’s still a lot of people, uptown Manhattan and New York City wide, who are struggling economically,” said Levine about the event.

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