October Newsletter

Happy October!
During the month of September, we provided food and essential personal items in 149 different cases helping families and individuals in need. Our food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9-3. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please give us a call to schedule a pick up.
Thank You!
Thank you to Comfort Foods and the Fresh Food Collective for their weekly distribution of fresh produce! Every week, we receive a variety of produce including sweet potatoes, peaches, zucchini, broccoli, and more. It’s because of this collaboration that we are able to provide our clients with fresh fruits and vegetables to feed their families. Thank you!

On the topic of fresh produce, another thank you goes to the volunteers from the Victory Garden at the Rite Aid Community Garden! Over the last couple of months, the volunteers have provided the pantry with a variety of produce, including fresh kale, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and cucumbers. Every donation of fresh produce is highly appreciated and we love being able to stock pantry boxes with a variety of fresh produce. Thank you, Victory Garden, for your hard work and delicious produce!

Adopt A Family
Our annual Adopt A Family Christmas program is almost here. We will begin accepting calls to make an appointment on October 10, 2023 at 9:00 am. Income eligibility for Adopt A Family includes SNAP, SSI or 150 % or below FPL. DO NOT USE AN AUTO RE-DIAL APP ON YOUR PHONE TO CALL IN. IT STOPS THE PROCESS AND CAUSES DELAYS. There are many wonderful programs providing assistance in our area for the Holidays. Remember that you can only apply to one program. Our phone lines will be busy but be patient and keep trying. We do the best we can in answering the calls. 518- 793-0797. Do not leave messages. Talk to a staff person. RECORD YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME AND WHAT DOCUMENTS TO BRING TO APPOINTMENT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE VERIFICATION OF YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back this holiday season, consider adopting a family this year! The generosity and support of our sponsors make the Adopt A Family program possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor this year, reach out to us for more information.

Outdoor Fridays
Outdoor Fridays has officially come to an end. Thank you everyone who made these days a success! During its run, Outdoor Fridays allowed us to provide fresh produce, household goods, and clothing in more than 400 cases serving families and individuals. Outdoor Fridays also gave families the chance to connect with and learn about the many agencies that hosted an outreach table each week. Even though Outdoor Fridays is over, we still have many donated items available to those in need. Whether it’s clothing or household items, you can reach out to us and we’ll gladly pack a bag for you to pick up.

We’re Here To Help
We are available to assist in any way we can, either through providing help or connecting you with another resource that may be better equipped to assist you. Not sure who to call about a situation? Call us, and we’ll help you figure out who the proper contact would be.

Please give us a call if you are in need. Our number is 518-793-0797.