Right now families are making plans for a socially distanced Thanksgiving and holiday season. Yes, not seeing some family for the holidays is tough, but what's tougher is not having enough food for the holidays...or any day for that matter.

If you're in a situation where you're not sure where your next meal is coming from and you're looking for some assistance, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and other partner organizations can help.

Ever since the start of the pandemic the Food Bank has been overwhelmed with requests for food. They have more than answered the call with drive-thru food parties distributing food to those in need for the last 8 months. As the holiday approaches, the need increases and they are ready to help.

With the help of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is planning drive-thru food pantries that will help feed those in need for Thanksgiving.

  • November 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Church, 105 2nd Street in Albany
  • November 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Crosstown Plaza, 2330 Watt Street in Schenectady
  • November 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Albany Centro Civico, 230 Green Street in Albany

During the drive-thru food pantries, volunteers bring large boxes of food right to the person's car and place it in the trunk. There's no need to leave your car. The volunteers follow all the safety guidelines and distribute food quickly.

For more information on the food, pantries go to the Regional Food Bank website.

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