In The News

January 11, 2021

In this our second Charity Spotlight, and the first of 2021, we continue our focus on the critical and tragic issue of food insecurity and an organization that has been tenaciously battling hunger in our local community since they were formed in 2016. The North Brooklyn Angels (Angels) are a volunteer-powered, hyper-local grassroots non-profit working to fight hunger, food insecurity, and poverty in our community. The Angels began their service in June 2017, powered with a 40 ft.
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December 4, 2020

Checking in with the blues bassist, the homeless student, the hipster priest and the lesbian couple who survived the Spanish flu and the Holocaust.
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November 19, 2020

Amid a holiday season unlike any other in the last century, one North Brooklyn community organization is making sure their neighbors in need have somewhere to get a hot meal on Turkey Day. The North Brooklyn Angels, in partnership with a bevy of other community groups, will bring 400 meals to those in need this Thanksgiving, the group announced last week. Organizers say the offerings will be a more elevated version of what the Angels usually offer, to allow for a “dignified Thanksgiving” during a challenging time.
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June 11, 2020

NEW YORK (WCB 880) — Brooklyn kitchen workers are still working and people who need meals are still being fed thanks to an innovative program that was born during the coronavirus pandemic. Jimmy’s Kitchen in Greenpoint is one of those popular neighborhood spots that had to close to the public because of the virus. But, that’s doesn’t mean the kitchen isn’t humming. WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman reports staff is still showing up every day to serve a new customer base with the help of the North Brooklyn Angels.
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April 16, 2020

A group of north Brooklyn do-gooders has ramped up their neighborly efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, becoming a lifeline not only to their neighbors in need but also to the staff of hard-hit Woodhull Hospital. While keeping up its regular acts of altruism, the North Brooklyn Angels have devised a system which provides the workers at Woodhull with three square meals a day from Jimmy’s Diner. This, in turn, keeps the beloved Greenpoint eatery — which previously shut its doors due to the pandemic — up and running.
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April 13, 2020

Volunteers formed a human assembly line in the basement of a Williamsburg church on a recent morning, donning N95 and surgical face masks and sanitized latex gloves as they filled to-go containers with meals. It was a seemingly normal operation for the North Brooklyn Angels, a group that has been feeding Williamsburg and Greenpoint for about three years, but with the restrictions of the coronavirus binding them, the non-profit had to adjust to packing hundreds more meals, creating a network to feed local health care workers and making sure every step of the operation was safe for everyone involved.
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April 10, 2020

A Brooklyn priest learned to cut through the red tape after Hurricane Sandy. He has lessons for us.
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August 19, 2019

North Brooklyn Angels prove neighbors helping neighbors is a model for fighting hunger in America
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June 9, 2018

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (WABC) – Food trucks are a staple of the fast-paced New York City lifestyle, but one Brooklyn food truck does more for the community than dishing out quick and delicious meals. The “Angelmobile” is a sort of a “soup kitchen on wheels,” said Neil Sheen, co-founder of the nonprofit North Brooklyn Angels. Originally, the North Brooklyn Angels served the Bedford-Stuyvesant community with a brick-and-mortar soup kitchen, St.
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February 5, 2018

The idea that some people go to bed without a hot meal just didn’t sit right with Neil Sheehan. “People need to eat. And helping someone eat, whether it’s with your family sitting down or with your friends or with your neighbors, it’s a gesture where people smile, they’re nourished and it creates good will,” Sheehan said. Nourishing people’s bodies while also nourishing his native Greenpoint has always been Sheehan’s top priority.
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