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CNR Helps Feed Families in Need on Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017
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Before daybreak on November 21, 15 CNR students, along with Dr. Michael Gilliam, assistant professor of mathematics, and Tiffani Blake, dean of students, left campus and headed to Chelsea Piers in New York City to once again partner with FeedingNYC by assembling boxes of Thanksgiving meals for families in need.

“It was a rich experience participating in the synergy created by community members rallying together to support such a great cause,” said Gilliam. “To see members of CNR working around the room, engaged in such a genuine effort, was really touching.”

Each year, FeedingNYC hand delivers thousands of Thanksgiving dinners to those who otherwise may not have a holiday meal. The program that began in 2001 with deliveries to 40 families has now delivered Thanksgiving meals to more than 35,000.

“This volunteer effort is just one of many ways that CNR students learn the power of sharing our gifts with our brothers and sisters in need as God calls us to." said Blake. “This year, our work with FeedingNYC allowed students to help bless more than 5,200 NYC families in need with a nourishing meal for the holiday.”

Collage of Students Volunteering