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Borough President Diaz, Fresh Direct, Local Elected Officials, and Community Groups to Distribute Thanksgiving Turkeys

WHAT: Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, FreshDirect, City Harvest, KAI Family Foundation, VIRTU Financial, Lineage Logistics, Slick Rick Music Corp., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and local elected officials will team up to distribute 700 turkeys, holiday side dishes and PPE to show their collective support for their Bronx neighbors and the community at large. The annual event is part of FreshDirect’s “Give-Ember” 2020 Holiday Food Donation Extravaganza Initiative.

WHO: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
David McInerney, CEO, FreshDirect
Larry Scott Blackmon, VP, Public Affairs, FreshDirect
Jilly Stephens, CEO, City Harvest
Ricky “Slick Rick” Waters, artist and producer
Mister Cee, Rock the Bells Radio on Sirius XM, DJ

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 10 AM

WHERE: East 137th Street and Alexander Avenue in The Bronx


  • The various partner contributions include:
  • 500 turkeys and tote bags from FreshDirect
  • Holiday inspired side dishes and fresh produce from City Harvest
  • Up to 700 bakery items (apple pies and bread) provided by KAI Family Foundation and Lineage Logistics
  • 200 additional turkeys supplied by VIRTU Financial
  • Entertainment support provided by legendary Hip Hop artist Slick Rick
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