Turning Point would like to thank Bath Simmons Rockwell General Manager Ed Spiess and Sales Professional Paul Parshall, who donated more than 500 pounds of bacon, breakfast links, ham steaks, and mild Italian sausage links on behalf of Simmons Rockwell. The much-needed food was split between Turning Point’s food pantries in Bath, Canisteo, and Hornell. The retail value of the meat was estimated at more than $1,500.
To acquire the donation, Mr. Spiess and Mr. Parshall purchased four pigs during the annual 4-H Livestock Auction at the Steuben County Fair for more than $2,800. Log City Meats also donated the processing at an estimated value of $800, making the total value of the donation more than $5,100.
The donation will allow Turning Point to feed many of our neighbors need. “In September we served 1,454 individuals at all our food pantries, not including mobile food trucks, food in the lobby, and our other Turning Point services,” said Turning Point Director Theresa McKinley.
“The meat looks fantastic and will definitely help meet the high demand at our Bath food pantry,” said Turning Point Bath Program Assistant, Tiffany Berg. “Last month we provided food to more than 830 individuals—adults, children, and the elderly.”
“It’s always amazing to watch a community and businesses come together,” said Turning Point Hornell Rural Coordinator Steve Olix. “This donation from Simmons Rockwell is going to go a long way and help so many families. We here in Hornell and Canisteo can’t thank them enough for their kind gesture and involvement in helping us to better serve the community”
Turning Point, a service priority for Catholic Charities of Steuben, stabilizes families in economic crisis and supports them as they strive for self-sufficiency. For more information or to get involved in Turning Point programs in your area, please contact Turning Point at (607) 776-4575 in the Bath area, (607) 698-4725 in the Canisteo area, (607) 962-0704 in the Corning area, or (607) 324-3457 in the Hornell area.