Like many rural communities, Northern Saratoga County has seen an increased need for emergency food assistance and Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU), along with its local partners, stand ready to answer the call.
In an effort to provide much needed food assistance to area residents, HRCCU will team up with a number of local government and non-profit organizations to host a drive-thru food pantry for residents of Corinth, Hadley and Lake Luzerne on Thursday, April 30, starting at 10 a.m. at the front of the Corinth High School campus located at 105 Oak Street.
Each car will receive a grocery tote filled with both perishable and non-perishable food items including fresh produce, meat, and non-perishable goods. Food will be available while supplies last.
To ensure the safety and health of all involved, there will be a drive-by distribution process. Residents are advised to stay in their vehicle until they are prompted to receive their food.
Seniors can also fill out a form on the HRCCU website to have food delivered directly to their home.
The drive-thru food pantry is the result of a partnership between HRCCU, Corinth CSD, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Corinth’s First Presbyterian Church, Corinth Food Pantry, Capital Region Food Bank, and the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund.
“This event is a great example of how collaborations between businesses, government and nonprofit organizations can come together to rapidly address issues like food shortages in our area,” said Sue Commanda, CEO of Hudson River Community Credit Union. “We want people to know that whoever you are, wherever you are, if you need food, we are here for you.”