Holiday Food Basket Distribution Project

Giving to those in need:

The staff of CFLR, along with the support of local sponsors and partners, provide holiday meal baskets for needy families in our community.  An annual giving tradition, staff and volunteers load up the donations for a special distribution day.

Staff loading boxes for distributionStaff gathering at distribution day.Cassandra with boxes.

The tradition continues.  In 2021, the CFLR team is pleased to announce that we have brightened the holidays for a total of 38 local families through the combined efforts of holiday food drives at several locations in the Mohawk Valley, along with the support from a variety of generous sponsors.  Each family identified was referred by their respective worker.


Please join us in thanking those who have made this year’s holiday feasts possible:

The staff & board of Center for Family Life and Recovery

Utica Police Department 

Scalzo, Zogby, and Wittig Insurance, Inc.

Police Benevolent Association of Utica

Remsen Rotary

Rome Rotary

Parkway Utica Senior Center

Verona Parkway Center

Hannaford Supermarkets in New Hartford

PJ Green

Fit Body Boot Camp

BNY Mellon

Holland Patent School District

…and we thank individuals like you who helped participate in our food drive sites across the Mohawk Valley – you make the difference!

Planning for next year’s distribution is already underway.  You can make a contribution any time through our agency Paypal, and in note section add: “Thanksgiving 2022.”


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