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Food, money raised at 2014 St. Pat's Parade surpasses last year's

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - It was a cold and rainy day for this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Utica, yet Adorino Construction managed to raise more food and money than last year for Mother Marianne's Westside Kitchen.

This is the sixth year Adorino Construction has put about 60 members of their business, their family and friends to work collecting donations and food along the parade route. The kitchen director says the donations will go a long way toward helping them help feed the hungry.

"If you get up in the morning and you look in the mirror, that's the face of hunger," said Vicki Montalbano, director of Mother Marianne's Westside Kitchen. "Poverty doesn't have a face anymore. We have working families. We have single parents. We do have some people that are homeless."

Adorino Construction and the Holland Patent High School Honor Society helped raise $2,200 and 2,300 food items for the kitchen.

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