Breaking News – And a Big Thanks for Helping Us Feed the Hungry During the Holidays!

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

More than 200 families in need served by Catholic Charities from Staten Island and all the way up to the Hudson Valley will sit down to their own holiday dinners complete with ham or chicken and all the trimmings thanks to the generosity of Mark D’Urso, retired owner of Key Food.

Today, thanks to his generosity, Catholic Charities distributed 167 hams, 56 chickens plus sweet potatoes, onions, rice and potatoes to 10 Catholic Charities agencies and programs.  And in the true spirit of Christmas, the programs chosen serve those most in need, including those struggling with mental health issues, the homeless, the hungry, relatives of the incarcerated and immigrants.

Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates distributing this bounty include Youth Ministry for Peace & Justice, Catholic Guardian Services, Create Inc., Cardinal McCloskey Services, Abraham House, Mercy Center, Park Avenue Thorpe Residence, Little Sisters of the Assumption, Beacon of Hope Supported apartments and Alianza - Mosaic Food Pantry.

Mark continues his family’s tradition of giving back. For more than a decade, the D'Urso family has donated thousands of turkeys and all the trimmings to feed hungry New Yorkers at Thanksgiving. Their mother, Florence B. D’Urso, prior to her death in 2012 was active in this program as well as The Camillo J. D'Urso Fund for the Hungry and Homeless of the New York Archdiocese. Mark, along with his sisters, Donna and Lisa, participate in the annual Catholic Charities Turkey Distribution at the Joseph P. Kennedy Center.

And now, for the second year in a row, he teamed with Catholic Charities to feed the hungry during the Christmas holidays.

A big thank you to the D’Ursos for making a merry Christmas for so many!

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

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