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Curtis Sliwa Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Video

Food For Thought
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Yet, as difficult as these past months have been, we were able to make an extraordinary difference this Thanksgiving. There are so many people and organizations we'd like to thank, including generous supporters like you!

John Catsimatidis, president of Big Apple Group, and his wife Margo, are both extremely generous people and great, longtime friends to St. Francis. John recently purchased 77WABC radio, and has used that communication beacon to inform the tri-state area of our efforts to feed the poor and disadvantaged.

On November 23rd, what ended up feeling more like a telethon, 77ABC radio personalities interviewed friends of the St. Francis Food Pantries throughout the day. Our office was inundated with phone calls and emails from donors.

On top of our normal Turkey Drive, as well as the Gristedes/D'Agastinios "Donate a Turkey" event, the entire effort was a success and St Francis was able to distribute 10,000 turkeys!. That extraordinary effort of purchase, storage and distribution lead to over 100,000 people being fed for Thanksgiving and beyond (because you know there were plenty of leftovers!)

We would like to thank John and Margo as well as all of our supporters for making that kind of impact on the lives of so many New Yorkers.