Thanksgiving is here and, as if we needed to be reminded, more and more people need the kind of help churches and food pantries can provide.
At The Tabernacle in Orchard Park, volunteers spent their day Monday getting boxes of food together to provide a Thanksgiving day full of meals for needy residents of Western New York. Many took pains to say that the food would be going to people in communities that are not normally associated with poverty.
Poverty can mean people who have never had anything. But as the economy worsens, it's worth noting that poverty can also mean people who once had everything until circumstances changed.
--- Bruce Andriatch