Updated: 12/23/2013 5:21 PM
Created: 12/23/2013 4:58 PM WHEC.com
The holidays truly are a time for giving and on Monday, the Rochester Family Mission gave to hundreds of families in our area.
The mission distributed food baskets and children's toys to families in need Monday. It's something they do every year and all in an effort to make the holidays brighter for many families in our area.
But as the executive director of the mission says it's not just the families receiving food and gifts that benefit.
Barbara Thomas, Executive Director, Rochester Family Mission, said, "I don't get most of my things done because I'm doing so much for others, but it's truly a blessing. The smiles on their faces, the children that are so happy to receive toys and it means a lot to me and it means a lot to Rochester Family mission."
Seven hundred families will receive either food or toys for Christmas. More than one-thousand children will be given toys from the mission this holiday season.