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Catholic Charities to Host Food Distribution for Community Members



As the COVID-19 crisis continues, residents in the Greater Capital Region are facing layoffs and furloughs, and many are experiencing food insecurity for the first time.

On Tuesday, June 23, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are teaming up 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 when many are struggling. The initiative also allows Catholic Charities to recognize and address health disparities in certain areas of the City by providing nutritional support.

Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be pre-packaged and distribution will begin at 833 Broadway at 10:00 AM. The distribution is open to the public and no pre-registration is required. In order to maintain appropriate safety and social distancing, there will be two distribution lines: a drive-through line and a walk-in line. Due to traffic concerns, guests are asked not to arrive prior to the 10:00 start time.

Catholic Charities and the Regional Food Bank have distributed 355 tons – 710,000 pounds – of food so far this year. They have served an estimated 26,800 people, providing them with fresh, frozen and shelf-stable food items.

Catholic Charities has 2 additional food distributions scheduled for the City of Albany later this month:

  • Thursday, July 25, 9:30 AM at Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church, 105 Second St., Albany, NY
  • Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 AM at Centro Civico, 230 Green St., Albany, NY

Those interested can visit ccrcda.org/events for more information.

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