Free Christmas Dinner

Thanks to my parents Bill and Carolyn Bandera and their heart of giving and the desire they had to give back to their community.
In 1989 a small group of 68 people were served a free, hot, homemade meal at The American Legion Post 80 located in the city of Binghamton, NY.

Included then, as well as now, are turkey, ham, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, soup, beverages, homemade cookies and a myriad of desserts.
It’s the “spirit” of giving and the desire to make a difference in people’s lives that has fostered our dedication, commitment and growth, as well as the enduring efforts of countless volunteers.

The dinner is now served at two “sit down” locations, still at The American Legion, Post 80 and also at The Boys And Girls Club in Endicott. We have buffet lines and community gatherings for our seniors in buildings 110 Chenango , Woodburn Court, #1 and Lincoln Senior Building.
The meal and fellowship, free for all people, has continued to blossom, most recently on Christmas Day, 2016, when over 3000 meals were served (including 1200 deliveries).

We Don’t Just Feed People.
We Bring Together All Walk’s Of Life In A Spirit Of Acceptance, Giving And Love.
Please Join Us Today And Be A VOLUNTEER. You Will Be Amazed…

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