by Debbie Negron, Produce News | November 14, 2016
All of the merchants from the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, NY, donated produce that was distributed from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Julio Carballo Little League Basketball Court. Volunteers, primarily from the Hunts Point Market, handed out 2,000 bags filled with produce to members of the Hunts Point community in need of assistance.
The holiday gift bags that were handed out to each family.
Myra Gordon (fourth from right), executive director of the Hunts Point Produce Cooperative, flanked by many volunteers, primarily from the Hunt Point Produce Market.
Bobby Stead with D’Arrigo New York is placing a gift bag into the shopping cart of a family in Hunts Point.
Sasha LoPresti of A.J. Trucco handing out a gift bag of produce.
Ashley Celestin of A.J. Trucco and Myra Gordon of the Hunts Point Produce Cooperative assist in donating a bag of produce.
A list of holiday items that were donated by the merchants of the Hunts Point Produce Market.
Sergeant Roberts and Officer Diaz assisting at the Hunts Point Gives Back event.
Chief Poole and Sergeant Roberts assisting at the event.
Gabriela D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York handing out a holiday gift bag.
Kevin D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York handing out a holiday gift bag.
Dillon D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York passing out a holiday bag of produce.
Many families came to Hunts Point Gives Back with shopping carts. Seen here is D’Arrigo New York’s Kevin D’Arrigo helping at the event.
Myra Gordon, executive director of the Hunts Point Produce Cooperative, with her daughter, Leslie Gordon of City Harvest.
Peter D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York waiting to hand out a holiday gift bag.
Ashley Celestin of A.J. Trucco and Myra Gordon of the Hunts Point Produce Cooperative waiting to hand out the next gift bag.
Myra Gordon of the Hunts Point Produce Cooperative, Mike Loughran of DKC Public Relations and Sasha LoPresti of A.J. Trucco.
Families waiting in line for their holiday gift bags.
Holiday gift bags lined up and ready for donation.
Lori Hirsch DeMarco of LBD Produce assists in handing out the holiday gift bags.