Sold-Out Success! North Brooklyn Angels' Inaugural Fundraising Luncheon

Photos courtesy of Philip Mauro Photography


The North Brooklyn Angels' Neighbors Helping Neighbors luncheon hosted by Broadway Stages was a big success! The sold-out fundraiser held at the Warsaw Polish National Home on March 27 raised over $130,000, which equals more than 32,000 meals that will be served to our neighbors in need over the next year.

It was a virtual who's who in attendance including those honored as Neighbors of the Year, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Ana Oliveira, Brooklyn Chamber Chair and Marketing Executive for Investors Bank; and restaurateur and behind-the-scenes "Angel" chef Josh Cohen. Also, in attendance was Chair of the Luncheon and the North Brooklyn Chamber Elaine Brodsky as well as President of the North Brooklyn Chamber Paul Samulski. Of course, our very own Tony and Gina Argento were on hand to celebrate the North Brooklyn Angels and the Neighbors of the Year, along with others who came out to support the cause.

A special shoutout to the Brownsville Culinary Community Center (BCCC) who made and served the delicious food for the luncheon. BCCC is an amazing community service organization located in East New York, Brooklyn. Similar to the North Brooklyn Angels, their mission is to address issues around food scarcity by offering healthy, accessible cuisine to neighborhood residents. They also offer a culinary training program designed to educate and inspire participants to excel in the food-service industry. To learn more visit BCCC.

Sincere thanks to all who attended the event – to those who made the event happen, for volunteering, for donating, and for spreading the word about food insecurity in Brooklyn. We also acknowledge the Episcopal Ministries of Long Island who provided the start-up funding for the Angelmobile project, and to Elaine and Norm Brodsky, founding partners and sustained donors of the Angelmobile, for their continued commitment to community.

Did you miss the luncheon? No worries, it's never too late! Please consider donating your time or financial resources. To learn more about the North Brooklyn Angels and how you can help fight hunger, food insecurity, and poverty in North Brooklyn, click here.

Broadway Stages Hosts North Brooklyn Angels' Inaugural Fundraising Luncheon


North Brooklyn Angels Luncheon
216 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Contact: Aleksandra @ 347-752-2016 

Broadway Stages is hosting the North Brooklyn Angels' first annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors luncheon on March 27. The North Brooklyn Angels are hoping to raise enough funds to prepare and serve 50,000 meals over a period of a year to those in need right here in Brooklyn.

Did you know that Brooklyn has the highest rate of food insecurity in NYC at 20% of its population? And that housing cost is the primary cause of food sacrifice? When you also consider the negative impacts of housing instability and poverty on many of our neighbors in Brooklyn, you soon understand the need for the North Brooklyn Angels.

Not only will this inaugural luncheon raise funds to feed those in need, but it will also serve to recognize three Neighbors of the Year who have generously worked toward community betterment, namely Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Brooklyn Chamber Chair, SVP, and Marketing Executive for Investors Bank Ana Oliveira; and North Brooklyn restaurateur Josh Cohen, who is responsible for helping to prepare 1,000 meals a week for our neighbors in need.

Broadway Stages encourages you to join us in supporting the North Brooklyn Angels, either through financial or volunteer support, and personally invite you to attend the Neighbors Helping Neighbors luncheon.

For more information about the North Brooklyn Angels and how you can help, click here.