With all these shiny new rich people moving in to town, Brooklyn’s ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are already pretty overworked guilting people into being kind and generous and toning down their bah humbugs. These poor ghosts may not have time to make it to you this season, what with weekend subway service and all. To give them a hand, we’re here to remind you now is the time to help out some of the folks in the city who don’t have enough to get by.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with six food banks and soup kitchens for Brooklyn Eats Cares, a fundraiser to to help out people who are having a tough time putting food on the table, so there’s one way to do it. Even better, you just have to open your wallets and don’t have to leave the house.
From now until December 19, the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Eats Cares fundraiser will benefit food services in Bed-Stuy, East New York, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Borough Park and Greenpoint. 100% of donations will be split evenly among the six pantries selected for the charity, which you can make donations to here.
Even if you don’t have much to give, donating is a good way to get in the holiday spirit. More importantly, it might even help Santa forget about your reprehensible behavior this year.