ThanksGIVING in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Currents | 11/29/2013 | 0 comments

Chefs and  volunteers with the Doe Fund -- a non-profit helping the homeless and others find jobs and housing -- cooked up 3,400 pounds of turkey, 400 pounds of sweet potatoes and cornbread stuffing, 60 pounds of glazed carrots, and 20 gallons of gravy at the Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity in Williamsburg on Thanksgiving to provide a holiday meal for some of the many New Yorkers who needed it.

"Usually, Thanksgiving is a very festive day. So many of the men who live here and so many of the men who work in the kitchen have so much to be thankful for," said Gino Dalesandro, director of food services at the Doe Fund. "Many of us had a rough road, but we made it to the Doe Fund, and as a result we've been able to combine our two passions: food and service."

To learn more about the Doe Fund, visit

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