Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Joe Morelle, who was recently elected to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District, stopped by Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church to help pass out Thanksgiving meals to 175 families on Tuesday in Rochester.
The event was part of an effort to feed 40,000 New Yorkers statewide. Walmart and Wegmans played a massive role in donating food to distributions held across the state.
“Thanksgiving is about more than being thankful, it’s about acting on it by helping those less fortunate,” Hochul said. “This partnership will help to ensure that thousands of New Yorkers in need have a meal to enjoy during Thanksgiving. I thank our partners for providing these generous food donations, and hope that all New Yorkers help those less fortunate during the holiday season.”
Foodlink provided 175 chickens and assorted local produce for the distribution, while Wegmans provided 100 turkeys and boxes containing multiple side dishes.
Linda Lovejoy, Wegmans Community Relations Manager, said, “Providing food for people at risk of hunger is one of Wegmans’ highest giving priorities all year long. We are happy to continue our partnership with Governor Cuomo to ensure families in our communities have a warm meal to gather around during this special time of year. We believe communities thrive when we all work together.”