Brooklyn Chamber Launches 2nd Annual BK Eats Cares to Benefit Brooklynites in Need

December 2, 2014

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it has partnered with six Brooklyn food banks and soup kitchens to hold its 2nd Annual Brooklyn Eats Cares fundraiser.

The Chamber will be collecting money from now until December 19th, and the donations will be split evenly amongst the partnering pantries.

“During the holidays, more than ever, we must have those less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers, and remember that it is always better to give than to receive,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “With so many Brooklynites struggling just to put food on the table, every cent we collect will go a long way towards helping a family in need. I want to thank all the participating food pantries and everyone who donates to this wonderful cause.”

The first donation to Brooklyn Eats Cares was made by the New York Business Development Corporation, which donated $6,000 – $1,000 for each of the food banks.

“We are pleased to partner with The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to support the Brooklyn Eats Cares initiative,” said NYBDC President and CEO Pat MacKrell. “We can think of no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to provide a meal for our neighbors in Brooklyn.”

Brooklyn Eats is the borough’s largest food and beverage manufacturing trade show featuring products made in Brooklyn. For more information on Brooklyn Eats, Brooklyn Eats Cares or to donate, please visit:

The six food banks are:

Bedford Stuyvesant Campaign Against Hunger
2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233

New Hope Family Worship Center
817 Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Coney Island Lighthouse Mission
2114 Mermaid Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Reaching Out Services
7708 New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214

4114 14th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Greenpoint Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
136 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222