Motorcycle Club donates to Soup Kitchen

contributed photoMajor José Santiago, commanding officer of the Salvation Army of Lockport, stands in the Sister Mary Loretto Memorial Soup Kitchen with members of the motorcycle club Iron Order Flight Of Five Crew, which donated 55 pies toward Thanksgiving dinner at the soup kitchen.

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Iron Order Flight Of Five Crew motorcycle club donated pies for the Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army’s Sister Mary Loretto Memorial Soup Kitchen.

The pies are in addition to the 40 pies that Tim Mulvey Construction donated to make this Thanksgiving Day memorable for Lockportians who live in poverty and wouldn't enjoy a full holiday meal without community support. 

Club member Ron Cercone coordinates the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army.

For the past 33 years, the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal has sponsored a holiday drive to support the Sister Mary Loretto Memorial Soup Kitchen. The kitchen serves thousands of people each year, five days a week, offering hot, nutritious meals and fellowship to those in need.

The kitchen is housed at the Salvation Army, but it is operated separately and relies on monetary and food donations from community members.

This year, as in the past, the drive is ongoing from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.

New this year, donations will go directly to the Salvation Army at 50 Cottage St., and can be sent by mail or dropped off in person. Donors are welcome to include a note listing their name, donation amount and indication whether their gift is made “in memory” or “in honor” of someone.

Gifts in all amounts are welcome.

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