CDALF Drive-Thru Pantry

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As you all know, we are faced with hard times. Many of our union members, families and communities are struggling due to the economic crisis we are in. Unions have stepped up to fight for and help working people who are suffering.

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY has been holding drive-thru pantries all over our region. Working people in desperate need come to the location and receive food for their entire families. Most come by car but some folks without vehicles walk to the locations.

The Food Bank needs partners to help with this. They provide all of the food. They need an accessible location and volunteers.

On the morning of Friday, June 12th, the Capital District Area Labor Federation will host a Regional Food Bank drive-thru pantry at the Albany Labor Temple located at 890 Third Street in Albany. Many thanks to the Teamsters Local 294's leadership in providing the location and help on this project.

We need volunteers from 8:00 am until noon. We will open the pantry at 10:00 am. Volunteers can come for the whole event or a shift. If you would like to help please email Kara at [email protected]

Besides helping with volunteers, we are asking you to share the event to your members and their families. And if you can, consider making a donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY ( Recently, the Communications Workers of America Local 1118 donated $5,000.00 to the Regional Food Bank and the New York State AFL-CIO has been supporting Food Banks all over New York during this crisis.