CAP COM delivers meals to organizations in need

SCHENECTADY – With Thanksgiving less than a week away, a local credit union is making sure people have enough to eat, so they can spend their Thanksgiving focused on each other.

CAP COM Cares Foundation brought boxes of turkeys, pies and bags full of other fixings to the Children of Our Community Open to Achievement House — or C.O.C.O.A. House in Schenectady on Friday morning. They also brought gift cards.

C.O.C.O.A. House helps at-risk youth and gives them a safe place to go after school.

"CAP COM Cares Foundation is working with about 20 local organizations to deliver full Thanksgiving meals, so that really families get an opportunity to really get together and share an entire meal," said Chris McKenna, the president and CEO of CAP COM.

These meals aren’t just for the families of the students that go there.

"Luckily for us, not everything we do is just for the kids in our program. Everything is community based," said Michael McCall, one of the volunteers there.

Learn about why this all holds extra special meaning for McCall by watching the video of Emily De Vito’s story.