The 2010 Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade resulted in a total $2,967 in cash donations to the CNY Food Bank. This converts to 4,807 meals. During the months leading up to parade day and on parade day, a total of 25,250 pounds of food was collected. This converts to 32,320 meals, for a grand total of 37,127 meals provided in the Syracuse area. Thank you to all for this very successful effort in helping the hungry in our communities.
"The mission of the St. Patrick Hunger Project is to help support our community network of hunger-related agencies in meeting the food needs of the individuals and families they serve. By educating Central New Yorkers about An Gorta Mor in Ireland (The Great Hunger), we hope to focus the efforts of fellow Syracusans on the need here, in our own community, to fight hunger year 'round, especially during the month of March when food supplies at the agencies are lower."
During the famine years in Ireland one million men, women, and children starved to death while resources were available that could have prevented one of history's worst tragedies. In our own community we have the resources to make a difference and help ensure that no individual goes hungry in Syracuse.
Please join us in making the "world" in Syracuse better for the individuals and families who go hungry every day by supporting the St. Patrick Hunger Project.