45 Years of Serving
Fulton County Thanksgiving
For over 42 years The Twin Cities Council of Churches provided a free Thanksgiving Meal that depended on the generosity of those who have helped in numerous ways by donating turkeys, other foods, money, and delivery.
Approximately 1200 meals were served in 2018. Takeout and delivery was always an option. It was housed at the Church Of The Holy Spirit in Gloversville (formerly Mount Carmel, then St. Mary's of Mount Carmel).
In 2019 the council needed more volunteers than what they had, and faced difficulties to put on the meal the same way they had in the past. Thankfully, with the help of Micropolis Development Group, over 1,500 meals were served and the Festival of Hope became a major success.
After the success of the 2019 Thanksgiving meal, the Community Foundation of the Adirondack Foothills (CADK) was created as a Non-profit Corporation by the owners of the Micropolis Development Group to serve the communities within the Fulton and Montgomery counties of New York. In September of 2020, the Community Foundation was granted the IRS Tax-Exempt designation as an official 501(c(3)) based organization (Tax EIN# 84-5147803, Private Foundation).
During the heart of the pandemic crisis, the 2020 annual meal served over 3200 meals with the help of over 125 volunteers.