Every year Luna Park in Coney Island has been organizing a Community Thanksgiving Event to help our neighbors in Coney Island that are food insecure.
With the support of other local businesses and organizations, we have been able to help feed more than 1,000 local residents every Thanksgiving Day as part of our mission to help people in need. This Thanksgiving, like everything else these days, is different from past years as the pandemic has created more challenges in our community – but our drive to help has become stronger than ever. Yesterday, equipped with hand sanitizing stations, social distancing, masks, and gloves, we were able to provide over 1000 Thanksgiving meals safely “to-go” to our neighbors in need.
We joined our community partners from Coney Island Gospel Assembly, Gargiulo’s restaurant, Alliance for Coney Island and elected officials, NY State Senator Diane Savino and NY City Councilmember Mark Treyger, and local residents and businesses to organize the event.
With further support from Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus, NYPD 60th precinct, Liberty Coca-Cola, A&J Produce, Coney Island Prep, Kings Highway Bakery, iStar, Mets Giving, MTM Fuel Service, Nathan’s Famous, the Brooklyn Cyclones, Deno’s Wonderwheel, and the Rotary Club of Verrazano, over 1,000 delicious Thanksgiving meals to-go consisting of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, dessert and more were provided to local residents at La Tombola, located at the Ford Amphitheater, on the Boardwalk at West 21st Street.
We know this year has been challenging, but we also know that New Yorkers are strong. We are so proud of and thankful for all of our team-members who volunteered and made this community Thanksgiving event a success! Your contributions to the greater community are valued and appreciated. By continuing to take care of each other we’ll come back stronger than ever.