PARK SLOPE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) – More than 400 volunteers came to the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn to server over 2,000 New Yorkers a hot meal on Christmas day.
With turkey, macaroni and cheese, rice, ham, sweet potatoes and much more, all donated by local hotels, the volunteers were able to plate four-course meals for many less fortunate.
“This is a spirit of volunteerism and a spirit of creating Christmas for other people,” said Lee Goldberg, who organized the event.
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Coats, hats, scarves and toys for the kids were also available for people.
“A lot of people are not fortunate to food on their tables and able clothe themselves. I’m very grateful,” one woman named Tariah said.
Robin from Brooklyn brought her family to the Armory to give back to the community on this holiday.
“I felt it was very important as a family on a holiday to give back to those who aren’t as fortunate as we are,” she said.
Goldberg said that on Christmas, everyone should feel the spirit.
“This is about the spirit of Christmas and making sure that everybody is in a place where they’re comfortable on Christmas day,” Goldberg said.