In Saratoga Springs, volunteers help distribute thousands of pounds of food to the needy during a during Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs drive thru food pantry. The food drive was held May 5 at the at Knights of Columbus parking lot, during which 12,000 to 14,000 pounds of donated food was distributed. The volunteers also distributed food at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich later in the week.
In Schenectady, the Carlilian Foundation donated $10,000 to the Foundation for Ellis Medicine to help the hospital to obtain equipment and provide services related to the covid pandemic.The Carlilian Foundation also donated $25,000 to the Schenectady Foundation to support the Schenectady Rebuilding Familes Fund in response to the pandemic. For more information on the Carlilian Foundation, visit https://www.carlilianfoundation.org/. For more information on the Foundation for Ellis Medicine and to donate, visit: http://www.ellismedicine.org/foundation/default.aspx. And for more information on the Schenectady Foundation and to donate, visit: https://www.schenectadyfoundation.org/.
In Greenfield Center, the Saratoga Courage Distillery, the makers of Pick Six Vodka, has shifted its alcohol production to making sanitizer during the pandemic, and recently donated 130 gallons of hand sanitizer to local emergency medical services and fire departments.The distillery teamed with its regular suppliers for donations of ingredients and packaging, and reached out to local first responders and businesses with a need for the sanitizer. Donations of the hand sanitizer were also delivered to some area liquor stores and restaurants that carry Pick Six Vodka.
In Northville, the Northville, Edinburg and Mayfield schools, working with the Senior Taskforce For Senior Living in Northville and MVP Health Care, held a joint food drop at Northville Central School. The effort resulted in the donation of 112,000 pounds of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in Albany.
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