October Newsletter

Happy October!

During the month of September, we provided food and essential personal items in 113 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!


Special Needs
We provided financial assistance in 6 cases which included assisting a woman with disabilities to move into an accessible apartment, assisting a family with a utility payment after the dad lost time at work due to illness, and assisting a homeless couple to move into their own apartment just as they started new jobs. Thank you to all our supporters who help make this assistance possible.

Adopt A Family
Our annual Adopt A Family Christmas program is almost here. Phone calls to make an interview appointment will be accepted starting Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am. We are expecting a high volume of calls so please be patient and keep trying. We will accept calls until our list fills.  We are doing in-person interviews and will require specific documentation. Make careful notes of the instructions and documents required. (518) 793-0797

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 only has a couple of Fridays left! Our last Friday event will be held November 4, weather pending. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO Outdoor Fridays on October 21st. We’re still putting out new-to-you items every week so stop by and check out what’s available. We also have outreach tables at each event, so pop in and visit them, too. In September, we hosted tables from Job Corps, Fidelis, AHI’s EASE and Health Home, Medicare, and NY Connects. Thank you to the agencies that have tabled at our event!

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.

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