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Food & Supply Drive to Benefit Local Veterans

Published: 05/20/2020

The Veterans & Community Housing Coalition will host a contactless Food & Supply Drive to benefit local veterans in need.  The drive will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Aviation Mall parking lot between Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Dick’s Sporting Goods.


Food and supplies needed include ready-made meals, canned soup, stews, pasta, rice, mac n cheese, canned tuna and chicken, pasta sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables, granola bars, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, sugar, flour, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, cookies, olive oil, ketchup, mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries and hygiene products.


Sponsors of the drive include Adirondack Peer-To-Peer Veterans, Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce, Adirondack Thunder, Aviation Mall, Duke Concrete, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, New York Army National Guard, Repeat Business Systems, Town of Queensbury, Warren County and Washington County.


Michelle Viola Straight, Director of Community Relations for Veterans & Community Housing Coalition stated, “The amount of veterans and veteran’s families that are struggling just to put food on their table is absolutely heartbreaking, especially during these extremely difficult times we are facing. But this event will directly impact countless local veterans, so please stop by to donate and know that your generosity will make a world of difference.”


Musical entertainment will be provided at the event so people can enjoy the music from their vehicles as they wait in line to drop off their donated items. The Adirondack Thunder mascot will be on hand to wave to families as they drive through. Face masks will be distributed free of charge while supplies last (courtesy of GF Community Masketeers, Warren County and the Town of Queensbury). Bottles of hand sanitizer will also be available free of charge while supplies last (courtesy of Washington County).


Before dropping off your donated items, we ask that they are either placed in the truck of your car so that a volunteer can retrieve the items or they can be placed out of your car window onto the tables provided so that contact is minimized.