Knights of Columbus Support New Haven Day of Giving
In addition to financial support, Knights’ employees assist at food distribution
The Knights of Columbus supported a food distribution program led by New Haven-based ministry His Divine Fellowship on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Wexler-Grant Community School.
The Knights donated $4,000 for the purchase of Thanksgiving turkeys and other food for the holiday, and about a dozen volunteers from the K of C’s international headquarters in New Haven took part in the program. The Knights’ donation also helped finance the purchase of new sneakers that will be given to youngsters on Saturday.
“In these economically complicated times, many of our neighbors in this city are experiencing challenges, with some struggling to put food on their Thanksgiving table,” said Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “In addition to the Knights of Columbus providing funds to help purchase food, I am grateful to our employees who will be on hand to assist with distribution of this food, highlighting the commitment to charity and the community that forms the basis of what we do each day.”
In addition, he said, Knights from the Connecticut State Council were on hand to distribute warm winter coats for children in need through the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program.
“Our effort would not be the same without the Knights of Columbus,” said Dr. Brenda Adkins of His Divine Fellowship, a community outreach that is sponsoring Saturday’s’ program. “The Knights are our largest financial contributor for this event, and they multiply this many times over by turning out to help, to support, to enjoy this day of giving.”