McDonald’s New York Tri-State celebrated Thanksgiving early with a special donation of healthy snacks to the local Department of Youth & Community Development youth program at Grand Street Settlement on November 21 in Brooklyn, NY.
McDonald’s Owner/Operator Paul Goodman donated 205 packages of fresh apple slices with 205 jugs of rBST-free 1% low fat milk to extend his efforts to offer children nutritious snacks this Thanksgiving season. “Children are our future, and we were fortunate enough to team up with Grand Street Settlement to provide healthy snacks to the children in our community,” said Goodman.
The community center in Brooklyn is one of nine other cornerstones of Grand Street Settlement, which expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services and offers a continuum of innovative programs ranging from early childhood and youth development to community support for adults and seniors to support community-building.
“We emphasize healthy snacks to all the children in our youth programs, said Ramon Lopez, the Program Director of Grand Street Settlement. “We thank McDonald’s for contributing to make their snack time perfectly nutritious and extra special.”
NY State Assembly Member, Maritza Davila, was also present for snack time, helping to pass around apple slices and milk jugs to eager students.
“I am blessed to be a part of this moment,” said Assembly Member Davila. “McDonald’s has given a great early Thanksgiving gift to the children of our Bushwick community.”