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Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Carlo Scissura

'Brooklyn Eats Cares' for the Hungry Raises More Than $10,000 for Six Brooklyn Food Banks

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it raised $10,200 as part of its Brooklyn Eats Cares campaign to help the hungry this holiday season.

“The generosity of people from Brooklyn and beyond to our campaign is a great way to help those less fortunate than ourselves during this special time of the year,” said Carlo Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Assemblyman Joe Lentol, National Grid and the Alliance for Coney Island partnered with the Chamber for Brooklyn Eats Cares.

The campaign’s biggest donor, New York Business Development Corporation Foundation (NYBDC), made six $1,000 donations to coincide with the Brooklyn Chamber’s Winter Gala on December 18th where Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and former Brooklyn Chamber Board Chair Phil Stenger were honored.

“In recognition of the service, compassion and innovation of Borough President Markowitz and Phil Stenger, I’m pleased to announce these six gifts of $1,000 each to local Brooklyn agencies helping to fight hunger in the community,” said NYBDC President and CEO Pat MacKrell.

In addition, the Brooklyn Chamber raised $2,100 at its Winter Gala when it raffled off two business class tickets to Europe courtesy of Delta Air Lines and a $500 gift card courtesy of Macy’s.

Aside from the food that was collected, the money raised will be given in equal parts – $1,700 each – to the Bedford Stuyvesant Campaign Against Hunger, Coney Island Lighthouse Mission, Masbia, New Hope Family Worship Center, Reaching Out Services and Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup.

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