Fifth annual ‘Hunts Point Gives Back’ held by HP Produce Market

Elected officials who attended the event included Councilman Rafael Salamanca (l), Councilman Ruben Diaz (second from l) and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (r).
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On Saturday, November 16, the Hunts Point Produce Market, in collaboration with the 41st Precinct, hosted its fifth annual ‘Hunts Point Gives Back’ community event at the Julio Carballo Little League Basketball Court.

Fresh produce from the event.
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For the event, more than 25,000 pounds of fresh, healthy, seasonal produce including Macintosh apples, oranges, baking potatoes, carrots, ginger, cranberries, garlic, yams and rutabagas, as well as acorn, butternut and chayote squash was donated to Hunts Point and south Bronx residents.

Sergeant Poole (l) and Nathel and Nathel’s director of corporate operations Angel Helck were among those who got involved to give back to the community.
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(l-r) Mike Fundaro, Steve Rambala, Michael Armata, Sasha Lopresti-Ajtrucco and Nathel & Nathel’s director of corporate operations Angel Helck gather fresh produce during the event.
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(l-r) Fernando Cesado, Myra Gordon and Hunts Point Public Safety peace officer Wanda Diaz.
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Fernando Cesado dropping off food to be packed in bags at the event.
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