Archbishop Dolan Gives Thanksgiving Dinners to 400 Families

Archbishop Timothy Dolan distrributes Thanksgiving meals in Harlem.

Archbishop Dolan fills a Catholic Charities client's cart with a turkey and all the fixings for her Thanksgiving meal.

For the first time His Excellency Archbishop Timothy Dolan, wearing a baseball cap and a NYFD jacket, took part in the Catholic Charities annual distribution of Thanksgiving turkeys and all the “fixings” to needy families from Harlem communities.  More than four hundred families came to the to the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center, a Catholic Charities site on 134th Street, with grocery carts and shopping bags to carry home turkeys, potatoes, carrots, onions, stuffing, bread and fruit for a plentiful holiday meal.

Baseball legend, Rusty Staub, joined the Archbishop to hand out the holiday meals. Much of the food was generously donated by Mrs. Florence D’Urso, Mark D’Urso and The Camillo J. D’Urso Fund for the Hungry and Homeless of the Archdiocese of New York, and by Rusty Staub. 

Catholic Charities Food Emergency Food Programs provide 5.3 million healthy meals a year to the hungry, homeless and elderly. Catholic Charities feeds more than 12,000 people during the Thanksgiving season alone.

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