Little Falls, NY - The Gram Lorraine Christmas Program is celebrating its 41st year in operation and showing no signs of slowing down.
Friday, the program provided clothing and a special gift for deserving children attending Benton Hall Academy.
So far there have been 460 winter coats distributed throughout seven area schools.
"We feel it very important that these children, who sometimes want things but can’t get them this year, will get the one thing that they want. In addition, we’ve already gotten them brand new winter coats, and to date we’ve passed out 462 winter coats, including 134 to the Onondaga Nation School," said Ray Lenarcic, founder of Herkimer County Hunger Coalition.
The program is also making a $1,000 donation to each of several area food banks.
Every dollar of those donations will go to providing three meals for those in need.