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Groups struggle to provide annual Thanksgiving meals

Volunteers make their way through the "food maze" for the Concerned For The Hungry’s 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program at Keane Elementary School in Schenectady in November 2011.
Volunteers make their way through the "food maze" for the Concerned For The Hungry’s 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program at Keane Elementary School in Schenectady in November 2011.
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A combination of greater need, higher food prices and fewer cash donations could make for skimpy Thanksgiving food baskets this year, according to leaders from Concerned for the Hungry. The organization has distributed free baskets of Thanksgiving dinner ingredients to income-eligible Schenectady County residents for the past 35 years. Last week, about 2,700 families signed up for the baskets — 200 more than last year and the highest number of registrants the organization has seen ...


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