BATH — Turning Point, which works to address the effects of poverty in Steuben County, fed thousands of Steuben County residents this Thanksgiving.

Turning Point Bath provided Thanksgiving items for 472 Bath-area families, representing over 1,200 people. 

In total, 126 turkeys, 116 chickens, and 230 hams, as well as potatoes, onions, cranberry sauce, corn bread, stuffing, and canned fruits and vegetables were provided. 

“A lot of folks don’t have the proper equipment in their homes to prepare a turkey, so that’s why we provide the chickens. Or they may be homeless, so that’s why we provide the hams, because they’re already cooked,” Turning Point Bath Site Coordinator Theresa McKinley said.

In Hornell, 162 families totaling 388 people were served. Each family received a turkey - 70 of which were donated by Wegmans. 

In Canisteo, 148 families comprising 461 neighbors were served.