Hawley urges donations to food pantries
As we near this year’s turkey day, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is wishing residents an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving holiday while also asking them to consider donating some food or their time to a local food pantry or organization to help those who are less fortunate enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal.
“Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays of the year in that it allows us pause in our busy and stressful lives to reflect on what is truly important, our collective bond as families and a community and the good fortune we have enjoyed over the past year,” Hawley said. “Unfortunately, not all families are privileged enough to afford a large meal this Thanksgiving, and it is especially important during this time to come together as a community and help those in need.
“Something as simple as a couple of cans of food or box of stuffing will mean so much to a local family, and I encourage everyone who is able to donate a couple of items or their time to one of our local food pantries or organizations which do tremendous work this time of year,” Hawley said.
Some food pantries in Orleans County include:
Orleans Community Action, 409 E State St.
Community Kitchen at Christ Church, 26 South Main St.
Eastern Orleans Community Center, 75 Public Square
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2 Jackson St.
Calvary Cupboard Food Pantry, 324 Catherine St.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1357 West Ave.
(Editor’s Note: Other food pantries in Orleans County are welcome to send an email to be included on the list at email@example.com.)