Giving Thanks to CUFO Employees and Our Local Community

November 22, 2023

This Thanksgiving season, we share our gratitude for Facilities and Operations staff and also give back to the local community. 

In recognition of the hard work and commitment demonstrated over the past year, CUFO employees were offered the choice of food options organized by Columbia Dining, including a frozen turkey, vegetable lasagna, or vegan dish as a token of appreciation for the Thanksgiving holiday. Employees were also given the choice to support Columbia Community Service and donate their gift to a local organization.

On Friday, November 17, with contributions made from Columbia Community Service, Columbia Dining, and Sysco, a total of 835 frozen turkeys were donated and distributed to local organizations serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

For the sixth consecutive Thanksgiving, departments across Facilities and Operations teamed up to provide 150 meals to local seniors. The meals – prepared by minority-owned and local Riverside Catering – featuring turkey, stuffing, and other Thanksgiving favorites were delivered to five senior centers in Harlem: 3333 Broadway, Jackie Robinson Senior Center, Manhattanville Houses Senior Center, Canaan Senior Service Center, and the Riverstone Senior Life Services Center. Within Facilities and Operations, the effort was led by the Operations team in Manhattanville and Construction Business Initiatives.

"On behalf of our entire team, we are proud to make a positive impact in the local community and hope to continue this cherished tradition for many years to come," said Tom Carroll, assistant vice president of Manhattanville Operations.

Facilities and Operations employees posing with local seniors and provided meals