Recognizing the Empty Chairs: Transforming Grief this Holiday Season

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Sanctri, in partnership with Food Bank For New York City, announces a new initiative to put food on the table for 5,000 New Yorkers this holiday season, in memory of those who are missing from our own tables.

Recognizing those who aren't with us this holiday...

Sanctri’s Empty Chair community is somewhere where we can help each other to start turning grief into a positive force for change.

Sanctri, in partnership with Food Bank For New York City, announces a new initiative to put food on the table for 5,000 New Yorkers this holiday season, in memory of those who are missing from our own tables.

The ‘Empty Chair’ campaign encourages Americans to acknowledge any empty chairs at their holiday meal, and pay tribute to those who would have been sitting there in the past.

"The holidays can be a time of grief for many,” states Kathy Eldon, co-founder of Sanctri - the Facebook app where people can come together to remember those who have passed. “But the holidays are also a perfect time to remember our loved ones and pay tribute to them - to talk about that person; to actively miss them; to say their name and say how it's not the same without them.”

5,000 New Yorkers will be fed in memory of anyone who has their Sanctri memorial added to the app’s ‘Empty Chair’ community from December 3 to December 31. Community members can share their thoughts and experiences with others going through a similar experience this time of year.

“Sanctri’s Empty Chair community is somewhere where we can help each other to start turning grief into a positive force for change,” according to Eldon.

“2.6 million New Yorkers struggle to afford food," said Tiffany R. de la Torre, Senior Manager of Corporate Relations at Food Bank For New York City. "Every contribution really does make a difference, and we are moved that Sanctri's generosity will enable so many of our neighbors in need to enjoy a warm meal this holiday season."

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