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Food Bank holds second annual 'Hunger Action Challenge Drop-Off' event

October 01, 2019 11:30 PM

ALBANY - For the entire month of September, which is Hunger Action Month, local businesses and organizations collected non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. 

45 teams participated this year. The drop off is also a competition for teams to collect the most donations.

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Last year's challenge raised the equivalent of more than 92,000 meals.

"We did actually make a competition of it at our job in among the departments and a lot of the supervisors were involved in getting the employees engaged in this and they did a fantastic job.  We had a great employee turn out on donations we had 130 separate donations, overall just so many items came in in my office was filled to the brim," Amber Acosta said, CTDI Senior HR Generalist.

"I think it's important for the community to understand there are so many people in need that surround us on a daily basis and it just brings us together as humans we know to care about one another," Megan Haggerty said, Food Bank Food Industry Relations Coordinator.

The Food Bank serves more than 1,000 non profit agencies across 23 counties in New York State.

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Karen Tararache

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