Diocesan News

Reaching Out For The Fight Against Hunger

The 10th annual dinner benefit for the fight against hunger took place April 11 at Rex Manor, Borough Park. The non-profit Reaching-Out Community Services honored District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino with the Superintendent of the Year Award; J.L. HVAC Inc. President Charlie Losiriup with the Good Samaritan Award; and Tablet Newspaper’s Editor Emeritus Ed Wilkinson with the Editor of the Year Award. The lively event included singing, dancing and raffles benefitting the local organization that provides services to low-income individuals and families in the five New York City boroughs. Services to the community include nutrition and health education, homeless food pantry program, summer tutoring and Santa on Wheels. Guests included Reaching-Out volunteers and clients; principals from District 20, which is the public school district in southern Brooklyn; as well as local Brooklyn clergy. Pictured above from left, honorees Ed Wilkinson, Karina Costantino, Reaching-Out Community Services founder Thomas Neve and Charlie Losiriup. Pictured below is honoree Ed Wilkinson surrounded by DeSales Media staff who attended the event. – Melissa Enaje

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