Record 222 meals donated in third Syracuse food giveaway
By Nicholette Carlson
The outpouring of support during this pandemic continues in the Syracuse community. The Women of Today sponsored another free meal giveaway Friday, April 3, with the assistance of The Channel Marker.
What began as a food giveaway with 100 meals turned into a total of 222 meals made and given away Friday afternoon. Those who came were given meals of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans from The Channel Marker.
Generous donations from the Women of Today as well as on the spot donations from those who drove up allowed them to increase the number of meals with which to continue to support the community during these difficult times.
While dinners were set to be handed out beginning at 4 p.m., the meals were ready and began to be distributed at 3:30 p.m. The first car took its place in line shortly before 3 p.m. Individuals were asked how many meals were needed and given the pre-packaged dinner. Sets of plastic utensils were also available if needed. By 4 p.m. 100 meals had already been given out. The remaining meals lasted until approximately 5 p.m.
Angie Goralczyk from the Women of Today came up with plans for this event Monday, March 30, and began advertising by Wednesday for the food giveaway. “It’s a great idea to help out the community,” she commented. “We just want to be people to help if we can.” She also brought gloves and masks for each of the volunteers to wear while handing out the meals.
She mentioned there have been talks of doing it again if the need is still there in a few weeks.