GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Thursday, November 11, the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, will hold a mass food distribution in Gloversville. The distribution or “drive-thru pantry” is a part of organization’s mobile outreach initiative, CC MOVE, and is an effort to provide supplemental and emergency food in areas with limited access to services.
Today’s distribution is open to the public and no pre-registration is required. There will be two lines: a drive-thru line and a walk-in line.
Guests should not arrive before the 10:00 a.m. start time. Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be packaged by volunteers from partnering organizations and distribution will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interested volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m.
Catholic Charities, with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and local community partners, has distributed fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable food items to more than 193,000 people so far this year. They expect to hand out their 2 millionth pound of food at tomorrow’s event.
“Food insecurity is a persistent problem in our area,” said Sister Betsy Van Deusen, Director of Community Partnerships for Catholic Charities. “I’m glad we’re able to do this, but 2 million pounds? That’s too much, the need is too great right now.”
Catholic Charities has five additional food distributions scheduled for the month of November:
- 11/15 – 833 Broadway, Albany at 9:30
- 11/22 – Metropolitan Baptist Church, 105 Second Street, Albany at 9:30
- 11/23 – Centro Civico, 143 E. Main Street, Amsterdam at 9:30
- 11/29 – Macedonia Church, 26 Wilson Avenue, Albany at 9:30
- 11/30 – 230 Green Street, Albany at 9:30