Once again the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is planning to help people suffering from food insecurity.

The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is working in conjunction with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to provide food baskets for families in need.

According to News 6, The Catholic Charities has been very involved In helping the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. They partnered with other organizations to distribute more than 2 million pounds of food in 2020 and they are off to a good start for 2021.

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The drive is scheduled for Friday morning at the Watervliet Jr./Sr High School. Volunteers will begin distributing the food baskets at 9:30 a.m.. There will be a drive-through line in addition to a walk up line.

Registration to receive food is not required, but volunteers are needed to assist in packaging and distributing the food. Volunteers are asked to be at the site by 8:15 a.m.

If you are unable to make it to the food drive on Friday, there will be more giveaways during the month of February. The food giveaways are as follows:

February 18 at the Berne Knox Westerlo Central Schools located at 1738 Helderberg Trail in Berne at 9:30 a.m.
February 22 at the Metropolitan Church located at 105 Second Street in Albany at 9:30 a.m.
February 24 at 230 Green Street in Albany at 9:30 a.m.
February 25 at Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club located at 501 4th Ave. in Troy at 9:30 a.m.
February 26 at the Macedonia Baptist Church located at 26 Wilson Avenue in Albany at 9:30 a.m.

If you are suffering from food insecurity, please don’t be too proud to reach out and get the food that you need.

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