Hawley: Giving Back Gives Meaning to the Holiday Season

November 20, 2017

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 reminding 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.

Visit http://www.foodpantries.org/st/new_york to find local food pantry options here in Western New York:

Genesee County Food Pantries:

Salvation Army
529 E. Main Street, Batavia, NY

Community Action of Orleans and Genesee
5073 Clinton St. Road, Batavia, NY

Le Roy Pantry and Help Fund, Inc.
48 Main Street, Le Roy, NY
(585) 768-4559

Orleans County:

Orleans Community Action
409 E State St, Albion, NY 14411
(585) 589-5605

Monroe County:

Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
59 Henry Street, Room 11B, Hilton Community Center
Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 234-2090

Life Solutions of Hamlin Inc.
1696 Lake Rd., Hamlin
(585) 964-7420

Brockport Food Shelf
14 State St, Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-8169

Albion: http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/ny-albion

Holley: http://www.foodpantries.org/city.php?city=Holley&st=NY

Lyndonville: http://www.foodpantries.org/city.php?city=Lyndonville&st=NY