Beyond the Sanctuary holds first recognition event for volunteers

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Beyond the Sanctuary at Memorial AME Zion Church celebrated the volunteers who work tirelessly to help Rochester area adults and children, facing the physical and emotional impact of hunger and poverty.  Active and retired educators, community activists, faith-based, and corporate leaders, were among the 80 volunteers who donate their time, and talents to support BTS programs, including a food pantry, clothes closet, youth summer camp, emergency services, and programs designed to help adults transition from poverty to being self-sustaining.

Because of the pandemic, this is the first time BTS came together to thank the people behind the nearly all volunteer organization. BTS currently serves over 300 households every week at its food pantry. Thousands of residents also seek help annually through BTS’ other programs.

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