Kelly Bensimon shows off her fit figure and philanthropic side by volunteering to hand out food during for pop-up event in NYC amid COVID-19 pandemic
From model and socialite to magazine editor, author and reality star: Kelly Bensimon has worn many hats during her career.
Come Thursday, amid the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bensimon showed off her philanthropic side when she helped hand out food to those in need in the wake of massive unemployment and homelessness.
And being an avid exercise queen, The Real Housewives Of New York City was still able to hit the streets of New York City afterwards and go for a run.
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Break out: Kelly Bensimon hit the streets of New York City on Thursday for a jog and as a volunteer to help hand out food to those in need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Giving back: The Real Housewives Of New York City, 52, alum donated time at a pop-up food pantry event hosted by Food Bank For New York City
The Illinois native, 52, volunteered for a pop-up food pantry event hosted by Food Bank For New York City at Barclays Center in the borough of Brooklyn.
Dressed in a black ‘I am for NYC’ t-shirt and black jogging shorts, Bensimon was among the volunteers who distributed things like boxed meal and fresh produce, free of charge.
In a show of just how much events like these are needed, people were lined up along barriers that were set up outside a number of storefronts that were used as storage spaces.
Selfless: The Illinois native helped hand out fresh produce and boxed meals at Barclays Center in the borough of Brooklyn.
In need: The food bank comes as millions of Americans face food insecurity due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis
The food bank event comes as millions of Americans face food insecurity due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis.
‘Amazing working with @foodbank4nyc today at the Barclays Center. We served over 500 meals to those in need. Donate today http://Foodbank4nyc.org,’ Bensimon tweeted out following the event.
Not wanting to miss out of a job on a late summer day, the reality star headed out for a jog while carrying her phone for music and a protective mask around her neck, for times when she came in the vicinity of people on the streets.
Walking the talk: Bensimon showed her unity and fit figure by wearing an ‘I am for NYC’ t-shirt, running shorts and protective mask while volunteering
Uncertain times: Bensimon helped hand out 500 meals to people in need
Making a difference: The former model also helped register people to vote for the upcoming elections at the event
At 5ft 10in, Bensimon began her modeling career in New York City, and went on to appear in such coveted fashion magazines as Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar.
She also was the founding editor of Elle Accessories, authored several books including In The Spirit of the Hamptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book, and wrote a column for Page Six Magazine called The Socializer: Kelly Bensimon.
Bensimon has two daughters, Sea Louise, 22, and Thaddeus Ann, 20, that she shares with ex-husband and fashion photographer Giles Bensimon.
Working it: After volunteering at the pop-up food bank, the reality star headed out for a jog while carrying her phone for music and a protective mask around her neck
Beaming: The former Elle editor looked glowing after volunteering at the food bank event
Mother of two: Bensimon has two adult daughters, Sea Louise, 22, and Thaddeus Ann, 20, that she shares with ex-husband and fashion photographer Giles Bensimon