Volunteers distribute Thanksgiving baskets in Saratoga County

WNYT Staff
Created: November 23, 2020 11:17 AM

Volunteers in Saratoga County handed out 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets this weekend.

The baskets were distributed across four sites, as part of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council's Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project.

NewsChannel 13 was there over the weekend at the Ballston Spa National Bank.

“We’ve been doing food drives throughout the pandemic, and we are just very lucky at BSNB that we’ve been working throughout the whole pandemic,” said Melissa Mewhorter of Ballston Spa National Bank. “We wanted to give back to the community and thought this was a good way to get some food to the people in Saratoga County in need.”

This year, the project expects to help more than 5,000 people, a 25 percent increase from last year.

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