Macedon Food Pantry’s Macedon Community Christmas Program recently brought holiday cheer to 140 families — over 450 individuals — with the support of area organizations and volunteers.

The 33rd annual program helped Macedon individuals and families in need during the Christmas season. Donors, volunteers and organizations from churches, civic groups, businesses, Girl Scouts, Macedon Post Office, Palmyra-Macedon and Gananda schools and McQuaid Jesuit High School contributed to the program, making it a community effort.

The program provided food boxes with nutritious holiday meals and gifts for 200 children and 45 senior citizens.

Volunteers helped to organize the donations before at St. Patrick’s Church in Macedon. The winter weather made donation distribution challenging, but volunteers delivered items to individuals who were unable to drive.

“It is truly heartwarming to see how generous the community is every year, donating food, buying thoughtful gifts and spending time to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible,” said Janice Freiberger, chairperson. “That’s not always easy when we have two snowstorms that last week, which inconveniences and impacts everyone. The entire committee appreciates everything our volunteers do to make sure many in our community have a holiday meal that otherwise might do without.”

Macedon Food Pantry, a member of Foodlink, receives financial support from local churches, organizations and individual contributions.