DCOP Participants with the owners of the Plaza Diner.

Míle buíochas (many thanks) to Leonardo Martinez and our four leafed friends at the Plaza Diner in Hudson, NY for turning the Columbia Greene Day Community Opportunity Program (DCOP)’s shamrock charcuterie into a feast fit for a leprechaun.

Amanda Doty, the Assistant Manager of Living Resources’ Columbia County Day Community Opportunity Program said, “When asked if they would be willing to donate to our participants, they agreed without hesitation. They not only made sure we had enough to feed everyone, they gave extra portions and worked around our schedule to ensure that it would be ready for us when we needed to pick it up!”

The diner manager, Ally Alesi said, “We’ve been in business for 10 years and without all the support from our community we wouldn’t be able to feed our own families so we like to give back whenever we can.” And they certainly gave a lot. The meal included traditional corned beef, a vegetable platter, rolls,  potatoes, soda bread, and more.

Everyone in the program felt luckier than a four leaf clover and that’s no blarney!

While words fail to express our gratitude to Mr. Martinez and his staff, but we wish them a traditional Irish Blessing: May the dreams you hold dearest be those that come true, and the kindness you spread keep returning to you.

Two staff members and a participant in front of the food at our office.