Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all we have and all that we have been given by God. It's a time we gather with friends and family for our annual Thanksgiving dinner, but it is also a time to think of our fellow New Yorkers who are less fortunate.
Many are homeless and hungry and quite needy this time of the year. This holiday season, I ask all of us to think of our poor neighbors and the children in households that can't afford enough food. I urge all who can to donate food to your local food pantry, soup kitchen, local houses of worship and community groups that distribute to the needy.
Remember that this kindness to strangers means a lot to those who have so very little.
Frederick R. Bedell, JR.
Glen Oaks Village