YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Over the last decade, Christopher DiPasquale has coordinated his fellow Mildred E. Strang Middle School teachers in preparing Thanksgiving meals for local families in need. In recent years, the Yorktown Lions Club has assisted DiPasquale by soliciting turkey donations from area supermarkets.

The Yorktown Lions’ Thanksgiving Committee, which consists of Maria and Bill Marks, Pam and Tom McLoughlin, Ed Lachterman, and Jim Poulin, is coordinating the turkey donations. This year, the Yorktown Lions have received turkey donations from Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace in Yorktown Heights and ShopRite in Cortlandt Manor.

The Lions pick up the turkeys from the supermarkets and deliver them to the middle school. The middle school teachers then provide the trimmings, which complement the turkeys. The families—more than 30 in number—will then pick up their turkey dinner.