Comedian Tracy Morgan made his way back to his home of Brooklyn for Thanksgiving to participate in a special food give-away for his community!
On Saturday morning (Nov. 21), Morgan returned to Brooklyn’s Tompkins Houses, where he grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to help distribute more than 1,000 holiday turkeys to residents, the New York Daily News reports. He received an assist in the distribution from his son, Tracy Jr., 29, and daughter Maven, 7.
“I’d like to take a moment to wish everybody in the Tompkins project a beautiful...holiday season,” Morgan said, imploring residents to stay safe while handing out free Thanksgiving meals and turkeys courtesy of Food Bank, Stop & Shop, Wakefern Food Co-Op, the New York Post writes. “God bless you. I love you.”
City Council member Robert Cornegy Jr. reflected on Morgan and his connection to his community.
“Tracy grew up here, and that’s a phenomenal story,” said Cornegy Jr. who also joined in on the charitable effort. “He can point to the fourth floor here where his parents met. That’s inspiring for young people, to know that he came from here.”
See Tracy Morgan giving back to his Brooklyn community with the Food Bank For New York City below:
(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)