A Nigerian church in New York, Christ Apostolic Church, under Goke Food Pantry, distributed over 750 turkeys and food items to some families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is an annual national holiday in the United States to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
In a statement from the coordinator, Goke Food Pantry, Deacon Babatunde Adebiyi, Brooklyn, said the church has maintained the tradition of supporting families on Thanksgiving for more than 10 years.
“Today we gave out around 750 turkeys, but we would like to be able to share more. The most important thing is that no one is left empty-handed and that makes us happy.
“We appreciate the support from our community partners and Taptap Send and hope to continue serving the Brooklyn community for years to come,” Adebiyi said.
Led by Pastor Timothy Famojuro, the Goke Food Pantry had been operating for more than 10 years and serves approximately 15,000 families each month. This year, the pantry was able to share more than 750 families with turkey and food items to celebrate Thanksgiving.
“We have been serving the community for over 10 years. We are honored to be able to serve our community here in Brooklyn.
“We often read a lot about successful Nigerians in the Diaspora which is why it is so important for us to give back to our communities,” Famojuro said in the statement.
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