More than 700 donated turkeys handed out in Fort Greene

Members of Catholic Charities and the NYPD Emerald and Holy Name societies gathered in Fort Greene Friday morning to hand out turkeys for a Thanksgiving meal.



Two Brooklyn residents, Al and Maria Cantonese, purchased more than 700 turkeys in hopes of making a difference in the community during the holiday.



Many waited in a long line since about 5 a.m. to receive their turkey.



"To give back is a good feeling," says Maria Cantonese. "You don't have to win every day, but I feel like a winner today helping everyone out. The word 'Thanksgiving' sums it all up. We're thankful we can give."



The couple will be handing out several hundred more turkeys at the Catholic Charities Queens hub in Astoria on Monday.



 


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