'Hostess with the Mostess' catering provides 180 homemade Thanksgiving meals for people in Babylon
A group of Long Island volunteers stepped up to do what they could to make sure no table was empty on Thanksgiving.
Stephanie McLaughlin, of “Hostess with the Mostess” catering in Babylon, says she enjoys preparing food for customers.
On Thanksgiving, she and her team of volunteers prepared over 180 meals to be donated to some Babylon residents who could use a little lift.
"They were made with so much love, the whole community came together. It was really, really nice and special,” McLaughlin says.
She says she and her crew worked for days to make the homemade meals with care.
“I figured it's a great idea— we hit all the town senior centers, a lot of families that need a meal, so it worked out great,” says organizer Tom Gargiulo.
The team also delivered meals to those who were working on the holiday.
Food donations came from residents and the Suffolk County Conservative Group.
The volunteers plan on handing out more meals next month.