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It’s crunch time at the food pantry

As end of the year nears, needs increase, donations decrease

Chef Nicky Boehm prepares glazed carrots at the 6th Annual Harvest for the Pantry, an event sponsored by Schenectady Inner City Ministry to benefit the Emergency Food Pantry. The event was held at the First Reformed Church of Scotia on Sunday.
Chef Nicky Boehm prepares glazed carrots at the 6th Annual Harvest for the Pantry, an event sponsored by Schenectady Inner City Ministry to benefit the Emergency Food Pantry. The event was held at the First Reformed Church of Scotia on Sunday.
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Donations are dropping at the worst time for the SICM food pantry. The Schenectady Inner City Ministry food pantry is on track to give out enough food for 22,000 more meals this year than last year — but donations are falling behind. The agency runs an emergency food pantry on Albany Street in Schenectady. Residents throughout the county can go there once a month to get food. “Donations are down. I don’t know why,” said ...


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gina99
November 4, 2013
6:37 a.m.

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More renaissance news from Schenectady. The only thing that increases is taxes, rent and need at the Food Bank.

tonijean613
November 4, 2013
5:07 p.m.

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5,700 families? What is the make up of these families? Why the great need for diapers? probably a direct connection to Schdy having one of the highest teen pregnancy rates- which shows why Free BIRTH CONTROL and SEX education in schools , and access to safe abortions is so critical. The thought of starving and deprived children in this country due to unwanted pregnancy makes me so sad! Yet the religious right prefer starving and deprived babies, without any consideration to traumatized girls who are forced to give birth- vs common sense prevention with free birth control and abortion. This why the cycle of poverty does not end. Then the same "conservatives" want to cut food stamps and social support programs to these desperate families.

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