Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar joined National Grid volunteers to distribute Thanksgiving meals to local families at St. John the Evangelist food pantry Nov. 20. Courtesy photo..

For the fifth year in a row, National Grid partnered with the Parish Social Ministry & Food Pantry at St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead, formerly known as the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, to donate Thanksgiving meals and discuss the consumer advocacy programs they offer today in the Riverhead. The donation is part of National Grid’s statewide “Season of Giving” initiative.

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar joined the National Grid volunteers and helped distribute food Nov. 20 to the 50 families who preregistered. County Legislator Al Krupski attended and donated vegetables from his family farm as he has done every year. IBEW 1049 came in support, including Political and External Affairs Director Jerome Bost. Families received a turkey, ham or chicken, fresh vegetables and all the trimmings.

County Legislator Al Krupski donated vegetables from his family’s farm for the National Grid Thanksgiving meal food distribution. He is pictured here with National Grid volunteers and Father Larry Duncklee, pastor at St. John the Evangelist in Riverhead. Courtesy photo.

“There is nothing more rewarding than giving back to the communities that we serve,” said National Grid’s Director of External Affairs Long Island Brian Sapp. “We are grateful for our partners who year after year join us for this event to make it special.”

The “Season of Giving” initiative is one program in company’s Project C community commitment to support the people and communities the National Grid serves across New York with sustainability programs, neighborhood development projects, grants and more, a spokesperson said in a press release.

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