Rensselaer County hosting food collection drive Saturday

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RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A food collection drive will be held Saturday to help community food pantries in the county.

County Executive Steve McLaughlin said they are seeking donations of non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items at the Saturday collection for future distribution to food pantries serving the county.

“Our county is served by grassroots food pantries that help residents during times of need. We want to be ready for the future and assist our food pantries in their mission,” said McLaughlin.

The food collection drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hudson Valley campus in the parking lot adjacent to the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

“Many residents have been or will be affected by economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rensselaer County has always stepped up for their neighbors and we are counting on that generosity again,” added McLaughlin.

The following food items are being requested:

  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Fruits
  • Baby Food
  • Dry Beans
  • Applesauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pre-Packaged Snacks

The following personal hygiene items are being requested:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Face Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving Cream

Those attending the donation event are asked to take South Road, between Hudson Valley Community College and LaSalle to parking lot. Follow signs to exit to Williams Road.

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