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Clarke and FreshDirect Deliver 500 Boxes of Food to Brooklynites

BROOKLYN, NY- In support of communities experiencing hunger during the coronavirus pandemic, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and FreshDirect Foods distributed 500 boxes of non-perishable foods and produce to local churches and nonprofit organizations in the Flatbush neighborhood this morning. 

“It was my honor as Central and South Brooklyn’s Congresswoman to deliver food alongside FreshDirect today to make sure people in our backyard aren’t going hungry as a result of this pandemic,” said Clarke. “I am grateful for FreshDirect’s support of our community through their generous food donation during this critical moment in NY-09’s history as we remain one of the hardest-hit communities by coronavirus. Food has become out of reach for many of my constituents and today’s food delivery makes a positive difference for families struggling to put food on their tables,” Clarke continued.

Clarke worked with Larry-Scott Blackmon, Vice President of Public Affairs at FreshDirect Foods  to deliver the food. “FreshDirect is extremely thankful for Congresswoman Clarke for her support of Operation 5-Borough Food Drive. We are very grateful to continue the distribution of food to communities in Brooklyn and applaud Congresswoman Clarke for her advocacy and work to improve food access to those in need in our community,” said Blackmon.

Congresswoman Clarke is proud to provide her constituents who are in need of help during the coronavirus pandemic with food, masks and other basic necessities. Congresswoman Clarke is a supporter of Brooklyn-based organizations like FreshDirect who are using their resources to support the community during this time of uncertainty. 


  • View photos and videos from the food deliveries here.
  • Follow Congresswoman Clarke’s Twitter (@RepYvetteClarke) for immediate updates for what she’s doing during this pandemic, including other food and PPE deliveries.

Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Homeland Security Committee.