Catholic Social Services’ Northeast Family Service Center (NEFSC) distributed full Thanksgiving meals to 20 families in the local community Nov. 21. The meals were provided by the Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police Michael the Archangel Ministry. This is the sixth consecutive year CSS and the Michael the Archangel Ministry have teamed up to help those in need.
Families received turkey, sides, and pumpkin pie along with canned goods and fresh vegetables donated by Nutritional Development Services, an agency of the archdiocese.
Juniors from Saint Hubert Catholic High School For Girls’ Community Service Corps were on hand to assist with the event.
CSS also received 10 Thanksgiving dinners from Philadelphia Councilmember Mike Driscoll’s office as well as 28 Turkeys and gift cards from Philabundance to distribute to area families.
(Photos courtesy of Catholic Social Services/Northeast Family Service Center)
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103