Bronx Borough President Gibson joined Hot 97, Eat Clean Bro, MADD Equities, WBLS, and other elected leaders for a turkey distribution at Tracey Towers to combat high rates of hunger in the Bronx on Thursday
According to a United Hospital Fund and Boston Consulting Group December 2021 report, one in four Bronx residents faces food insecurity, which is 1.7 times greater than the state average. This data coupled with a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that states turkeys are 23% more expensive this year as compared to last year, has compelled elected officials, community partners, and leaders in media and entertainment to take action.
As part of the partnership, over 150 turkeys will be distributed to tenants preparing for the holiday season.
Hot 97’s morning show host from Ebro in the Morning with Laura Stylez and Rosenberg hosted this year’s festivities.
Gibson also joined elected officials on Monday, Nov. 21 to distribute 600 turkeys and holiday side dishes at Concourse Village Elementary School. The giveaway is part of FreshDirect’s “Give-Ember” 2022 Holiday Food Donation Extravaganza Initiative.