MILTON (WRGB) Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), in conjunction with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Town of Milton, is hosting a contactless drive-thru food pantry on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Milton Town Hall. The drive-thru food pantry is open to Saratoga County area families and individuals in need of food assistance.
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Patrons will receive food on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. All volunteers will follow CDC guidelines by wearing appropriate masks and gloves while actively practicing social distancing.
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In total, BSNB-hosted food pantries have distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food year to date within the communities of Voorheesville, Ballston Spa, Milton and Wilton, benefiting more than 4,600 people. Thanks to the Regional Food Bank, an anticipated 18,000 pounds of food will be distributed at the event on Sept. 29, including fresh produce, dairy, frozen meats and non-perishable food items. An average of 35 BSNB employee volunteers support each drive-thru food pantry by welcoming attendees and loading boxes of food directly into the trunk of each car. This will be the seventh drive-thru pantry event hosted by BSNB.
In addition to volunteer support, BSNB has initiated several matching donation campaigns resulting in more than $35,000 in financial support for the Food Bank this year. Continuing their efforts, BSNB will announce an additional gift at the Milton Town Hall event.