Created: March 26, 2020 08:31 PM
GLENS FALLS -- Many local businesses have been stepping up their game to make sure healthcare workers and first responders get fed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A new pop-up food pantry is looking to do just that.
Residents can come to the pantry and leave with a few bags of food, and a little reassurance that they're not alone right now.
It's a make-shift store with everything from canned goods to toilet paper.
Jacque Ecuyer is the man behind the idea to help out his community as the region reels from the pandemic.
He is the founder of 4s4life, a non-profit centered around mental health.
Last week, Ecuyer started working out of two dining room tables inside UNO's in Queensbury.
"I've heard just terrible heartbreaking stories for I would say about 95 percent of the clientele is just four and five kids, both parents lost their jobs, elderly that just can't get out of their home, they're afraid to go to the grocery store," said Ecuyer. "It just really pulls at the heart."
There are now 12 tables being used for the pantry and in just a week and a half, they've served more than 300 families.
The pantry is also delivering and taking special orders.
Ecuyer is also partnering with local restaurants to bring food to first responders, health care workers and others pulling extra duty during this crisis.
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