Brooklyn Food Co-Op Drama Hits Entourage’s Adrian Grenier

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Drama has unraveled in the borough of Brooklyn involving HBO’s Entourage star Adrian Grenier and two of Brooklyn’s friendly, neighborhood Co-Op’s: Park Slope and Greene Hill in Clinton Hill. The reasons why Grenier recently moved from his Park Slope Co-Op to Greene Hill have been the talk of the town… and the interwebs.

It was originally thought that Grenier left Park Slope due to his failure to participate in the required volunteer work. The co-op explains on its website that each member is to fulfill a two hour and forty five minute shift thirteen times a year, as a way to give back to the community. Adrian assured that he wasn’t skipping shifts because of his star status.

“The reason why I’m part of the co-op is that I don’t get special treatment. Everyone contributes…I do it because of the sense of community. And I believe that effort and contribution toward something communal is healthy for somebody’s psyche.”

He defended his case on Twitter as well:

Based on his generous involvement with several large charities, it’s hard to believe that the star would feel it necessary to skip out on a community based requirement.

Adrian’s sense of community and giving back goes beyond the scope of his former Park Slope community. The actor has been involved with charities such as Charity:Water, a non-profit organization that has served over 2,060,000 people in a span of five years with clean water. They have built wells and filtration systems in order to provide clean, safe drinking water to those who struggle to obtain this basic need. Grenier also gives back to Feeding America, an organization that spreads awareness of hunger in America and pushes for policies to help those who are hungry, animal charity Best Friends Society, non-profit Get Schooled whose focus is to “increasing high school and college graduation rates, improving post-secondary readiness and promoting the importance of education by directly engaging and empowering young people to take control of their own education.”

Others include Global Green, UNICEF, and The Mark Wahlberg Youth foundation.

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Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (former Clearview’s Cinema)
1871 Broadway – New York, NY

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