It’s good to know that charitable organizations are still in the business of helping those in need. Today the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany teamed up with several organizations to hold a food drive.

The Catholic Diocese of Albany worked in collaboration with the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, and several other charitable organizations to host a food drive.

Charitable organizations throughout the state are stepping up to help those suffering from food insecurity.  It’s not unusual for organizations to hold food drives during the holiday season.

This year so many more citizens who were donating food last year are actually forced to be on the other end of the spectrum.

COVID-19 has changed life in so many ways and hunger is plaguing the state.  Many people are laid off from work or lost their jobs completely, and they need help.

Legislators in Washington still fail to come up with help for those struggling with job loss.  If it wasn’t for charitable organizations, some people would be forced into an unbearable state of hunger for themselves and their families.

According to Catholic Charities, the Regional Food Bank and other local organizations have already distributed over 1.5 million pounds of food so far this year.  To me those numbers are just astounding.  We are in the “richest” country in the world, and we still have so many people struggling with hunger.

Catholic Charities will continue to help with two more food drives during the month of November; one on November 23  at Crosstown Plaza and one on November 30 at Albany Central Civico beginning at 9:30 AM.

If you are in need of food or would like to donate food, go to for more information.

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