Happy November everyone! We have officially entered into the shopping and giving holiday season. The season of giving is upon us and CM Fox is jumping in head first. Every November we pick a charity to donate to and this year we have chosen the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 30 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.
Hunger remains a serious problem in upstate New York. We are reaching out to our loyal and giving community members to help make a difference. In the spirit of giving thanks and the holiday season, we want to thank you for your donations. Every person who donates food will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to either Crossgates Mall or Colonie Center. Every little bit counts. Whether you can donate a few cans or an entire “backpack” we are encouraging anyone and everyone to participate. (see links below)
Did You Know???
The Regional Food Bank serves an alarming number of hungry individuals
The Regional Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to approximately 244,400 different people in our community each year – including 85,000 children and 13,000 seniors.
In a given week, approximately 38,600 people receive emergency food assistance from the 1,000+ member agencies in the Regional Food Bank’s 23-county service area.
Please check out these flyers to see some great donating options. Get the kids involved! Tell the neighbors! You can drop donations off at 2390 Western Ave or we will come pick them up! Just call 518-861-7030 to let us know when and where!
We will be collecting items from now through November 20th. Remember- we will come to you ! Give us a call today to help a community member in need.