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Catholic Charities and Regional Food Bank Address Food Insecurity amid Coronavirus Crisis



 As the spread of COVID-19 continues, more and more residents in the Greater Capital Region find themselves affected by the disease. Small businesses struggle to remain open, people are facing layoffs and furloughs, and many are experiencing food insecurity for the first time.

On Thursday, April 16, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to host a mass food distribution in the City of Albany. The food distribution is a part of Catholic Charities’ mobile outreach initiative, CC MOVE, and is an effort to provide supplemental and emergency food at a time of when many are struggling.

Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be pre-packaged by staff and volunteers, and distribution will begin in the parking lot of Pastoral Center at 9:30 AM. In order to maintain appropriate safety and social distancing, there will be two distribution lines: one for walk-ins and a second drive-through line. Due to traffic concerns, guests are asked not to arrive prior to the 9:30 start time.

Typically, Catholic Charities and the Regional Food Bank serve over 200 individuals at a food distribution. That number has increased to over 500 since the COVID-19 crisis began. In order to keep up with increased demand, this is the third of five distributions CC MOVE is coordinating this month.

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