Food pantry provides holiday gifts to needy families

The season of joy sometimes comes with a price tag that families can't afford, so a Rockland County food pantry is providing holiday gifts to

The People to People food pantry's Project Joy works on the belief that everyone deserves a visit from Santa at Christmas.

The People to People food pantry's Project Joy works on the belief that everyone deserves a visit from Santa at Christmas. (12/8/15)

PEARL RIVER - The season of joy sometimes comes with a price tag that families can't afford, so a Rockland County food pantry is providing holiday gifts to needy families in the area.

The People to People food pantry's Project Joy works on the belief that everyone deserves a visit from Santa at Christmas.

During the year, the Nanuet-based food pantry serves more than 800 of Rockland County's neediest families. During the holiday season, the program provides gifts for needy families.

Families who submitted wish lists to the program stopped by the Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River Monday as People to People began distribution of holiday cheer.

Festively wrapped packages for 840 families, filled with gifts donated by individuals and groups, did their best to fulfill the wish lists.

The group says it takes about three months of planning with the families and donors to make Project Joy a reality.

 

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