For Thanksgiving 2013, FKMS and the firm's Spanish language outreach program, Liga de Justicia, again partnered with Pronto of Long Island to "adopt" 20 local families and provide full Thanksgiving meals to 94 of our neighbors in western Suffolk County.
However, this year we also collaborated with two churches on Long Island's east end: Iglesia Inmaculada De Concepcion and Iglesia Adentris Septimo Dia. These congregations offered a total of 34 families that could use a little help this holiday season. We packed up the meal boxes and drove to the churches, where we were able to distribute them to grateful recipients.
The day before Thanksgiving 2012 was a busy one in FKMS' Brentwood office! The firm "adopted" 18 local families ranging from 3 to 9 members through Pronto of Long Island's Community Outreach program and donated ingredients for full Thanksgiving meals. Staff spent the day organizing groceries and wrapping packages to give to these needy households. When some of the families did not drop in to pick up their gifts, staff took the packages out to deliver them around town. All of the recipients were very grateful; one of the beneficiaries even invited the delivery team into her home to meet her children.
Due to the unexpected cost and disruption of Hurricane Sandy and the related aftermath, Pronto had observed an elevated need this year for food relief and community support among its constituency. Each basket included the traditional turkey and potatoes, along with fresh and canned vegetables, milk, juice, butter, baked goods and an apple pie.