Thursday, 09 December 2021 12:36

Drive-Thru Food Pantry Offered at BSNB

BALLSTON SPA — The next community free food distribution will be held on Dec. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) at 990 State Route 67, Ballston Spa. All families/community members are invited to enter the parking lot and remain in their care while volunteers load the free food/supplies into their car. 

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Patrons will receive food on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. All volunteers will follow CDC guidelines by wearing appropriate masks and gloves while actively practicing social distancing. The drive-thru food pantry is sponsored by the Regional Food Bank and BSNB. 

Thanks to the Regional Food Bank, an anticipated 18,000 lbs. of food will be distributed by BSNB volunteers at the event. Items distributed include fresh produce, dairy, frozen meats, and non-perishable food items. Since the spring of 2020, food pantries hosted by BSNB have distributed 306,000 lbs. of food benefiting nearly 16,000 people within Albany and Saratoga counties. 

In addition to volunteer support, a series of matching campaigns initiated by the bank have already generated donations from community members totaling nearly $35,000. Coupled with $85,000 in support from BSNB, the Regional Food Bank has received nearly $120,000 to date to help those challenged with food insecurity in our region. 

BSNB invites the community to join them in providing financial support to the Regional Food Bank. From now through Dec. 13, 2021, the bank will match up a total of $5,000 in new donations. 

Members of the public wishing to support the Regional Food Bank under BSNB’s matching campaign may donate directly via the Regional Food Bank’s donation site, selecting ‘BSNB Matching Campaign’ as the donation designation. For more information visit regionalfoodbank.net or bsnb.com. 

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