NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus will support a food distribution program led by New Haven-based ministry His Divine Fellowship on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wexler-Grant Community School, 55 Foote Street, New Haven.
The Knights has 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 will take 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 will be 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."
Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization with nearly1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. The Knights also set a new record for charitable giving in 2014 with donations of more than $173.5 million and 71.5 million hours of service to charitable causes, much of it raised and donated by its more than 15,000 councils. For more information, visit kofc.org or follow the Knights of Columbus on Facebook and Twitter at @kofc.
SOURCE Knights of Columbus