Serving up food and smiles on Staten Island

By Ellen Cooke

In March, a group of Field Ops Staten Island employees got a taste of how wonderful it feels to help people in need when they dropped off and served food at Project Hospitality in Staten Island, an organization they’ve supported over the years.

Here’s what a few had to say …

Paul DeZinna – “It feels great to be part of something bigger than yourself and all about others. To witness people having a difficult time in life obtaining a helping hand. We have been blessed with an amazing job and to give back to the community is just a small token of our gratitude. To sum up my experience in a word, ‘selflessness.’”

Adam Licitra – “It was an eye-opening experience to see what  others are going through and an amazing feeling to be able to bring a smile to others’ faces.”

John Powers – “While working in the field, we see many who are in need but didn’t know how we could make a difference. The thing that touched me the most was how people from ALL walks of life came together for a nice meal, said a prayer for their meal and enjoyed each other’s company. They also showed their gratitude to the ones who were serving them.”

Paul DeZinna (l) & John Powers


Shown (l-r): Paul DeZinna- Senior Supervisor, David Drake- Senior Supervisor, Martin Sobers- Team Lead, Mattia Auriemma- Manager, John Powers- Local 3 Shop Steward, Brian White- Local 3 Member

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