Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Mass food distribution this Friday

 On Friday October 9, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are teaming up with the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church to address food insecurity with a mass food distribution in Albany, NY.

The food distribution, or “drive-thru pantry” is a part of Catholic Charities’ mobile outreach initiative, CC MOVE, and is an effort to provide supplemental and emergency food in areas with limited access to services at time when many are struggling. Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be pre-packaged by volunteers from partnering organizations and distribution will begin at 9:30 AM. The distribution is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.
Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the distribution will last until supplies are gone.
In order to maintain appropriate safety and social distancing, there will be two distribution lines: a drive-through line, and a walk-in line.