Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Salisbury Church Provides Full Thanksgiving Meal for More Than 160 Families

It’s called “A Place of Hope,” the outreach program of CrossBridge Church in Salisbury, which will provide full Thanksgiving dinners for over 160 families this Thanksgiving.

More than 50 volunteers pitched in to fill boxes with food to help fellow members of the community.  Among those volunteers was Senator Kemp Hannon (6th District).

“The efforts of the parishioners of CrossBridge this Thanksgiving season speaks volumes about their generosity and dedication to their neighbors,” said the Senator.  “I was privileged to lend a helping hand and I commend all of the members of ‘A Place of Hope’ for their good work,” continued Hannon.

“This is not a handout, but rather, a helping hand up as these families find their way out of their current situation,” said Laura Bartkus, a CrossBridge parishioner and one of the program coordinators. 

The mission of “A Place of Hope” is to reach out to serve the community and offer hope all year round.  “We want people to know that we are here for them, not only to feed their bellies, but to feed their souls,” said group member Rae Ammirati while speaking about the goals of the outreach program.
‘A Place of Hope’ food pantry is open the first Saturday of each month from 11 am to 12 pm, and the third Tuesday of each month from 7 pm to 8 pm.  To reserve food bags, call Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 9:30 am and 4 pm, and ask for Laura.

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