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On Saturday, February 27th 2016 we hosted our Annual "Thanksgiving in February" meal in the church hall at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, NY.

Our invited guests were over 300 local food pantry clients (including adults, children and seniors) in need of a helping hand. Upon arrival, these clients received a Thanksgiving-style meal, served by employees from Con Edison and Macy's.

Entertainment included a magician, balloon sculptors, face painting and the fellowship of new and familiar friends. Before leaving, guests received a sweet treat of jordan almonds!

As an extra parting gift this year, "personal hygiene kits" were given to each adult on their way out. These kits included: two sticks of deodorant, two toothbrushes, toothpaste and bars of soap packed into a convenient travel/carry case. A huge thank you to the Colgate-Palmolive volunteers who took the time to package over 5,000 of these kits for our local food pantry clients.

It is a great feeling to be able to carry on the goodwill of the "season of giving" long after the holidays have come and gone. Thank you to all who contributed to making this day a success and memorable for these grateful families!

Cheerful volunteers set the tone for a great afternoon. Sam from Con Edison is among those helping on the food line!

The room is filled for Thanksgiving in February 2016! Spiderman was in the house to thrill our young guests!

"Sweet" and cheerful volunteers served sweets. The friends who laugh together, stay together!

"I am having so much fun. I love my balloons!" What's a party without a little bit of facepaint?

Distributing these kits were a highlight of the event!
"Superhero face-painting" is always a hit!
Our friends Caroline and Beau (the therapy dog) entertained our crowd.
Today we fed over 300 children, seniors and families.
Thank You, Con Edison and Macy's!