Division #3 Bronx County Supports Local Parish Food Pantry

Bronx County Hibernian President Bob Nolan, (r) and Bronx Division #3 President Joseph McManus (l) present Deacon Tom Tortorella a check for $250 in support of the food pantry at St. Lucy’s Parish in The Bronx.

 

In the past 3 years, the Bronx County Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the largest Irish-Catholic fraternal organization in the United States, has presented the St. Lucy’s Food Pantry with $1,000 in support of the needy residents of the parish. Nolan said, “As Hibernians we have a moral responsibility to support he Roman Catholic Church and the many outreach programs in the community.” Division #3 President Joseph McManus, a member of St. Lucy’s Parish, added, “There is no higher priority than feeding the needy.” The presentation was made in front of the Grotto at St. Lucy’s Parish.

 

 

 

Albany AOH Helps Fight Hunger in Upstate New York Region

 

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Members of AOH Division #5 Albany with members of the Northeastern Food Bank in Latham

     Members of the The Fr.Henry Tansey AOH Division #5 of Albany NY recently volunteered at the Northeastern New York Food Bank in Latham. Members assisted in sorting and packing several tons of food that will help feed the hungry and those in need in the upstate New York region. Division #5 members aid the food bank several times a year.

     The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 30 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

To Learn more about The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, and to find out how you can help, visit their website at:

www.regionalfoodbank.net