November 18, 2020

*MEDIA ADVISORY* Families Who Benefit From Catholic Social Services’ Northeast Family Service Center To Receive Thanksgiving Meals Thanks To Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order Of Police

The Thanksgiving meal distribution is organized by Reverend Steven P. Wetzel, OSFS, Chaplain of the Michael the Archangel Ministry at the Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police

Approximately 50 families and individuals who benefit from food cupboard and parenting and pregnancy programs at The Northeast Philadelphia Family Service Center (NEFSC) are receiving a boost this holiday season thanks to a Thanksgiving meal distribution organized by Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police. NEFSC is a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS).

Reverend Steven P. Wetzel, OSFS, Chaplain of the Michael the Archangel Ministry at the Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police and approximately six Philadelphia police officers will be on hand to distribute the Thanksgiving meals. They will be joined by dedicated CSS staff.

Monday, November 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Northeast Family Service Center
7340 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Families will receive a complete Thanksgiving meal including turkey, vegetables, stuffing, as well a pie from local bakery, Schenk’s Family Bakery. The meal distribution will take place outside with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies.

NEFSC is the first point of contact for individuals, families, and parishes seeking assistance in Northeast Philadelphia. It is one of seven such centers located throughout the five-county metropolitan area comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. NEFSC offers several additional programs that look to strengthen families and the community including: Pregnancy and Parenting Services, a Food Cupboard available three times a week, Clarifi, BenePhilly, and more.

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Editor’s Note: Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit  http://cssphiladelphia.org/.

Contact:

Courtney N. Flach
Media and Events Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)