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St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters - Doodle for Hunger XI

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Food For Thought
Last year we were able to accomplish more than ever, and it would not have been possible without all of you!

Our impact could be felt in a big way over the holiday season as we distributed winter coats and clothing, thanksgiving turkeys and meals, and presents (and warm meals) to kids and families in need.

During the Thanksgiving 2019 season, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters' Annual Turkey Drive & Distribution program was extremely successful, thanks to the efforts of so many people. Thousands and thousands of turkeys were delivered to the almost 70 locations we help support.

We are always awestruck when we see a veritable army of corporate volunteers from Macy's partnered with us for what’s become one of many annual traditions. Dozens and dozens of volunteers work together to prepare and stuff Thanksgiving Baskets filled with all of the fixings for a delicious holiday meal!

Winters in the NYC area are always a challenge due to unpredictable and usually harsh weather, and many of the people we serve lack enough warm clothing to stay protected throughout winter and lack the money to buy that clothing. Our annual coat drive can bring at least a little peace of mind to people in need…especially children who lack these basic necessities.

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters throws a lot of community parties during the holiday season, because we’ve found that an upbeat mood and an informal and fun get-together nourishes the soul as much as the warm meal we provide nourishes the body.

Please connect with us in 2020 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo to stay updated on our work!