Operation Pass the Gravy, a local effort started by residents Lynn Halpern and Colleen Margiloff, delivered over 500 meals on Christmas eve to the elderly, men and women living in shelters, teens aged out of the foster care system and local families across Westchester, Stamford and New York City.
“It cannot be stated enough that little things add up and did it ever on Christmas Eve! We could not have done it without such an outstanding town who epitomizes the spirit of community and acts of kindness,” said organizer Colleen Margiloff.
One hundred and fifty one families donated or delivered food. The new group partnered with the Community Synagogue of Rye and the Bread of Life help identify needy recipients.
Margiloff told the many volunteers “Your time and love were felt by someone who didn’t know where their meal was going to come from on a rainy, cold and lonely (for many) Christmas Eve. YOU did that. YOU were their light.”
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