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For Giving Tuesday 2017, the Ascienzo Family Foundation partnered with the Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the Red Hook Faculty Association (RFHA) for a community-wide food drive to help support local families during the holiday season. A huge shout-out to the RHFA, the CCE, and countless individuals for contributing; thanks to them we were able to reach over 5,500 non-perishable items. The foodstuffs were distributed to the pantries in Red Hook, and in addition $3250 was granted by the AFF to the Red Hook Faculty Association (RHFA). The RHFA used those funds to buy food vouchers for needy families over the Holidays. While not reaching our goal of 10,000 items, our sponsorship established a solid 1st year of teamwork with local organizations in the spirit of the Giving Tuesday movement that we hope to expand next November.


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