BROOKLYN (December 6, 2013) —Brooklyn Nets players Deron Williams, Jason Terry, Alan Anderson, and Tornike Shengelia, along with Nets employees and high school students from the Academy for Careers in TV and Film, will repack thousands of pounds of food into family-sized portions which City Harvest will distribute to New Yorkers in need. The volunteer event will take place at the City Harvest Food Rescue Facility, 55-01 2nd Street, in Long Island City in Queens, on Monday, December 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Players will be on-site from 4 to 5p.m.
The students from the Academy for Careers in TV and Film are participating in Kids Can Help Week, during which students at public and private schools collect non-perishable items for City Harvest’s annual food drive. City Harvest and the New York Daily News have partnered on this food drive for more than 30 years, and the goal this year is to collect more than 1 million pounds of food to help stock the shelves at more than 500 soup kitchens and food pantries across the five boroughs. The food drive runs through January 10.
The City Harvest food repack is part of the Brooklyn Nets Assist program which stands to support four key pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Community Development. Brooklyn Nets Assist is proudly presented by Baked In Brooklyn. Maimonides Medical Center is a supporting sponsor of Brooklyn Nets Assist.