As Thanksgiving approaches, even during these challenging times, there is much for which Mercy Center is grateful.

Since April, we have distributed 22,180 meals, groceries for 3,560 families, and over $121,900 in debit cards for members of our community.
Although we were not able to do our Thanksgiving Pantry in the usual way this year, we were able to provide socially-distanced pick-ups over the course of two weeks. Through the generosity of schools, parishes, companies, individual and family donors - and even new ones like the fire station in Hartsdale whose firefighters are pictured here, we were able to provide turkeys and grocery store gifts cards to over 600 families. We could not have done this without the support of so many of you.
Each year, we celebrate a Thanksgiving prayer service with our participants, staff, volunteers, and board members. This year it was virtual. During the service last week, we reflected on the words of Tom Netherland in "Counting Blessings":
"Gratitude may seem impossible during hard times and circumstances. Witness Thanksgiving, chapter 2020. Amid the worldwide pandemic and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, families and friends will gather on the quickly forthcoming day of thanks. A darkened day this way comes? For some - yes. Yet light finds a way, even amid the darkest of nights. When all appears shrouded in dark, slivers of hope find a way."
With hope that we will each see slivers of hope this year,

with gratitude for the many blessings bestowed upon us,

and with our best wishes for a holiday with family and friends,