Saratoga County — An anti-poverty agency will have a large complement of community partners this weekend to help feed 5,500 people for Thanksgiving, after last year’s program was modified because of the coronavirus pandemic. Will distribute more than 1,200 food baskets to
Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed at four Saratoga County locations as part of LifeWorks Community Action’s annual event.
The venues are:
– Corporate Office of Ballston Spa National Bank, 990 Route 67, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Organizers recommend showing between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.
– Harvest Church, 303 Grooms Road, Clifton Park, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers recommend arriving there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– With distribution by Corinth Elementary School, 356 Center St., Salvation Army and Corinth Central School District from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Recommended timings are 10am to noon on Saturdays and 10am to 11am on Sundays.
– Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church at 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Recommended times are 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The needs of the community are greater than ever during the second year of the pandemic, Lifeworks said in a statement.
Due to the pandemic, Quad Graphics’ distribution center was deregulated to deliver the baskets last year.
This year, Quad Graphics is joined by the aforementioned community partners, along with food donations from regional food banks and Aldi, produce from Goose Island Farms, and gift cards from Hannaford and Stewart.
LifeWorks spokeswoman Elena Grande said Thanksgiving distribution has been in existence for more than 20 years.
LifeWorks Community Action also has an emergency food pantry, deli soup kitchen, mobile food pantry, weatherization, WIC and Head Start programs.
On Contact Correspondent Brian Lee [email protected] or 518-419-9766.
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