Thank you to the community for their support of Catholic Charities’ 13th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon, held on October 16th, 2018. Over 350 guests attended this Hunger Awareness Event, raising over $23,000 for local adults and children in need. The two recipients of this year’s Longwell-McClure Award were Mrs. Adele Lanahan and Elmira College for their tremendous support of Catholic Charities’ anti-poverty efforts.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors: Seneca Beverage, Chemung Canal Trust Company, McClure’s NY Deli, Elmira College, Vulcraft, Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Marie Finnerty, Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, Mr. Robert E. Agan and Mrs. Sharon Agan and Wegmans and our potters: Chris Longwell- Elmira College, Gene Carr, Doug Holtgrewe, James Randall, Cynthia Harrington- Horseheads High School, Fred Herbst- Corning Community College, and Hannah Leeber- Notre Dame High School.

Catholic Charities is committed to fighting the effects of poverty and its root causes. We work to ensure that people have food, clothing, shelter, medical services, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living. For more information on services, please browse our site or call 607-734-9784.

Thank you,
Charles Nocera