For 34 years, the Sisters of St. Joseph have partnered with donors to fight hunger on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the year. Annually, they prepare and deliver more than 1,100 meals to the hungry, lonely and homebound. Any remaining funds are distributed to area food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other agencies that feed the hungry and fight poverty throughout the year. This year, SSJ distributed gifts to 51 local organizations.
In addition to a generous Thanksgiving Dinner Fund gift to feed the homeless, Community Shelter Services was also honored to be this year’s recipient of the Gannon University and Metz Culinary Management Thanksgiving Giving Back Award. The award was presented to Development Director, Katie Confer, at a Thanksgiving Mass and gift presentation at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center by Gannon University president Keith Taylor, Ph.D.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in the community for all the hard work our shelter has done to care for and feed those in need,” said Confer. “This comes at the perfect time as our shelter is in need of aid more now than ever. We are experiencing unprecedented overflow and every gift that supports the shelter is greatly appreciated.”
To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Thanksgiving Dinner & Appeal visit their website HERE.