ILION, NY - The Herkimer County Hunger Coalition donated $2,000 to Operation Sunshine Tuesday morning.
The donation took place at the Catholic Charities office in Ilion. The money will go toward the purchase of food, clothes, and toys for families this holiday season.
"…especially this year, there’s a need. We have a lot of people that are unemployed or have been furloughed or laid off due to COVID. This money will really help us serve those families in need," said Maureen Petrie.
Another $1,000 was donated to the local chapter of the Food Bank of Central New York, which serves Richfield Springs, West Winfield, and Old Forge.