Readers Write: Thanking those who made a difference

The Island Now

To all those who donated food, gave money or helped us deliver, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help in making our 25th Thanksgiving delivery project a success!  Through the help of so many, we were able to provide meals for 210 homebound-seniors on Thanksgiving Day and the fixings for 30 local families to make their own meal — 360 people in all.

None of this would have been possible without the generous support from the following groups: Rotary Club of Williston Park, Grace International Assembly of God Church, Garden City Foundation,  Mineola – Garden City Rotary Club, Restaurant Depot, Parkway Community Church, Mineola Lions Club Foundation, and Cathedral Nursery School. A special thank you goes to Robert Auricchio, whose fresh produce made the meals extra special, and to the parishioners of St. Joseph’s and the Garden City Community Church for their incredible support.

This year was like none other.  Everything needed to be restructured to make sure everyone involved was safe.  So many reached out to us ahead of time to offer help, we trusted that it would all come together, and it did.  There are so many wonderful people who help us with this who we only know because of this project.  We are blessed to have you in our lives.

Thank you all for your part in making this so very special. Have a wonderful holiday season!

The Alford Family

John, Melinda, Amelie, Courtney, Meghan, Peter, and Tim

Garden City


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