What a caring community we live in

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Altamont Boy Scout Troop 264 and to the many people in our community who donated food to the Altamont Community Food Pantry on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The Boy Scouts held their annual neighborhood food drive and worked hard distributing flyers the week before, then collecting the numerous donations, and counting, sorting, and boxing all of the food for the food pantry.

We are so grateful to this group of young men, their leaders, families, friends, and all who pitched in to help. Of course, we are extremely grateful to our thoughtful and generous neighbors for your donations.

This food drive is a huge help to the pantry each year. It not only fills the pantry shelves, but does so with a wonderful variety of items that we often don’t have in stock.

Being environmentally conscious, the Boy Scouts did not distribute plastic bags this year. Thankfully, this did not deter people from supporting the drive and putting their food out for pick-up.

As we approach this time of Thanksgiving, we are reminded once again of what a caring community we live in.

Anyone who is in need of food assistance may stop by the food pantry during our regular hours or give us a call and we will be in touch.

The food pantry is located at the St. Lucy / St. Bernadette Parish Center at 122 Grand St. in Altamont. The pantry is open on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. The pantry may be called through the church office at 518-861-8770.

Judy Seery


Altamont Community

Food Pantry

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