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Holmes Plate to Host 7th Annual “Feed the Need” Thanksgiving Dinner

Corning, NY - Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce that local restaurant, Holmes' Plate 54, located at 54 West Market Street, will continue the tradition of feeding those in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

Working with local service organizations such as The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and more, the Holmes family, volunteers from the community and their employees, extend a personal invitation to local families in need for a sit down Thanksgiving dinner this coming Thursday, November 27.

The dinner is free of charge and features traditional Thanksgiving courses. Two seatings are available at 12pm and 2pm. Invitations to this event have been distributed to The Salvation Army, The Red Cross and The Veteran's Administration in Bath, NY. Please reach out to them directly to request your invitation for dinner.

For the previous six years, the "Feed the Need" Thanksgiving Dinner has been a welcomed community event in Corning's downtown, collectively feeding hundreds of people without the means for a traditional holiday meal.

"Giving back to the community is what being a local business is all about. Initiatives such as the Thanksgiving dinner at Holmes' Plate 54 is a great example of that and we are proud to see our businesses doing this and so much more, year after year", said Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District.

"We feel very fortunate to be able to continue the tradition again this year, after a family emergency forced us to almost cancel 'Feed the Need' in 2013," added Brendan Holmes, owner of Holmes Plate.
"If it were not for the continued support of our volunteers, and our community who continued this tradition in our absence, 2012 would have been the last year of this wonderful event."

Community members wishing to volunteer at Holmes' Plate during "Feed the Need" are encouraged to contact the restaurant by calling (607) 377-5500.

For more information on Holmes' Plate, or the seventh annual "Feed the Need" Thanksgiving Dinner, please visit

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