Post-Feast of Sacrifice holiday, Turkish Cultural Center of Connecticut donated a total of 500 lbs. of ground meat to their neighbors in New Haven, and West Haven City areas.
Working together with food-pantry organizations and municipal government, the TCC family extended their deepest gratitude to New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and West Haven Mayor Edward O’Brien for their hospitality and support. The president of TCC, Mr. Omer Kizilcik said, “thank you for helping us to show our sincere care for our neighbors in need, and to contribute for the well-being of our community as a whole, which we are very proud to be a part of.”
During the New Haven Meat Drive Ceremony on Monday, September 28th, Mayor Toni Harp said; “We know in the Turkish Culture there is great symbolism in a donation of meat. And we know in every culture the great symbolism builds into each effort to feed the hungry and help the unfortunate. With this annual tradition, 250 pounds of ground meat will provide protein and nourishment to vulnerable New Haven families. This year’s generous donation also reminds us of good-hearted intentions of so many generous people; quite honestly, New Haven depends on kindness to supplement what is done through city, state and federal government. Your act of kindness today in the form of generous donation is one more example of a community spirit that is the bedrock of New Haven.”
Following, at the ceremony held on Thursday, October 1, West Haven City Mayor Edward O’Brien also expressed his gratitude of organizations that partner with each other in a fight against hunger. Mayor O’Brien accepted the donation of 250 pounds of ground meat that will be distributed to individuals by WHEAT of West Haven expressed his wishes to prolong the great relationship with the Turkish community, and the services of Turkish Cultural Center.