TROY, N.Y. -- It's been a little more than a year since Unity House founder Mary Jane Smith passed away. Since starting the non-profit in 1971 she was a fixture and pillar of the community.

Unity House offers a multitude of services, including a free weekday lunch, but Tuesday's lunch was special. It was in honor of Mary Jane.

"A lot of people grew up with Mary Jane and relied on her. They have memories of her as I do," said Amy Halloran, a staff member at Unity House.

Unity House is located on 6th Street in Troy and offers services ranging from career and legal consultation, to housing assistance.