Volunteer Spotlight: Centennial Properties

07.1.21 | Food for the Soul, Voices of our Community, Volunteer Stories

Last week, our partners at Centennial Properties joined us at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for a Day of Service. Their generosity, of both time and resources, and their dedication to our mission, helped us to feed hundreds of New Yorkers struggling with hunger, homelessness, and other forms of hardship.  

Their hard-working team of volunteers packed 546 bags for our pantry program. These bags totaled 3,094 pounds of vegetables, 2,366 pound of protein, and 2,730 pounds of dry goods with ingredients like pineapples, onions, milk, eggs, chicken, cheese, cereal, beans, peanut butter, and jelly. The pantry bags included food sourced from local farms through the Nourish New York program, United Way of New York City, City Harvest, and Food Bank for New York City.  

When asked about their experience volunteering at the Soup Kitchen, Christine Kelly said, “It really was a great experience and I was so proud to share it with my teammates. We are a close-knit work family and to see my colleagues giving back at the same place that’s meant a lot to me personally was a one-of-a-kind experience.”  

Not only did they take time away from the office to lend a helping hand in their neighborhood food pantry, but they also coupled their donation of time with a monetary donation that paid for all of the ingredients used in the 800+ meals we distributed during the daily soup kitchen meal service. 

After a morning of hard work from our volunteers, we distributed the packed bags of groceries to our pantry families for the week. Thank you to our friends and partners at Centennial Properties! 

If you want to learn more about how your company can host a Day of Service at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, click here to read our Good Corporate Citizen Guide.  

Sarah Marcantonio

Sarah Marcantonio

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