Newly crowned WBA jr middleweight champion Yuri Foreman teamed with the Israeli Consulate and the Metropolitan Council to sponsor a “Turkey Giveaway” in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday.
“The best way to celebrate is to share with others, I am humbled to give back to the community and share with those that are less fortune,” Foreman said. Hundreds of turkeys were distributed to people in need Tuesday morning at the Met Council parking lot in Brooklyn.
“These turkeys will transform the Thanksgiving holiday for so many individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet,” commented William Rapfogel, CEO and executive director, Met Council. “
When Yuri said that he wanted to give back to the city, I could think of no better way then to go directly to the community,” said Asaf Shariv, Israel’s Consul General in New York.
“Since, Thanksgiving is a time traditionally used to thank those around us, we decided to hand out turkeys to families in need – regardless of religious background.”