Unity Place of Monmouth clients have something other than their counselors to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Through the good works of the Bradley Beach Food Pantry and the foresight of Unity’s Outreach Director Jamie Paris, many clients at the facility received generous food bags in the week before the Thanksgiving holiday. Jamie had to put in her request for the food by the end of the summer.
This time of year can be a very difficult time for those with mental illness or addiction. Unity Place staff do everything in their power to ensure the clients know they have a home and a family among their peers and counselors.
Unity staff credited the Bradley Food Pantry Director Linda Curtis and her volunteers for their generosity each year at this time. They fill bags with all the sides and extras to make the clients’ meals all the more special. Jamie said that without the program “we wouldn’t be able to do such wonderful things for our clients – for this we are so thankful.”
The Bradley Beach Food Pantry is a godsend to many in the Monmouth County. It appreciates the importance of providing a Thanksgiving meal to people with behavioral issues. Each year, the Pantry provides hundreds of holiday meals, including the clients of Unity. It is active throughout the year, doling out enough meals each month to feed 600 families.
Pictured are Unity clients Jimena P (left) and Maureen B. with turkey in hand.