Chelsea Financial Services Representative Christopher (Chris) Vetrano is spearheading a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help benefit Staten Island community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need this holiday season.
Vetrano, a Registered Representative who has been at Chelsea Financial Services for 12 years, wanted to do something special for the community for the holidays. “We selected Project Hospitality as the beneficiary of our food drive due to their excellent work with the homeless and others in need, in Staten Island and beyond.” Vetrano said. “Besides providing food when and where it’s needed, they also do outreach, education and youth programs to help improve the lives of those going through tough times.”
2019 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: TIMES, LOCATION and items needed
Drop off non-Perishable food items at Chelsea Financial Services’ Corporate Office located at 242 Main Street, Staten Island, any time between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Friday, until November 21st. Non perishable items most needed are: Canned Fish and Meats, Hot/Cold Cereals, Shelf Stable Milk [Parmalat], Tomato Sauce/Canned Tomatoes, Black & Kidney Beans).
The following perishable items may be dropped off on November 21st only: White & Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Winter Squash, Carrots and other Root Vegetables.
All items will be delivered to Project Hospitality in time for Thanksgiving on November 22nd
ABOUT PROJECT HOSPITALITY
Founded in 1985 as an interfaith, all-volunteer effort to provide food and shelter to homeless people in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Project Hospitality has grown to serve more than 30,000 of Staten Island’s most marginalized residents every year. It is Project Hospitality’s mission to reach out to community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need, in order to work with them to achieve their self-sufficiency and advocate on their behalf. Project Hospitality’s compassionate continuum of care includes food, clothing and shelter, health and mental health services, substance use treatment, HIV care, domestic violence and immigrant services, educational and vocational training, transitional and permanent housing, legal and financial assistance and opportunities for at-risk youth. Visit Project Hospitality for more information or to donate.