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2 food distributions return next week in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 September 2020 at 3:07 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Kim Hazel of the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Orleans County helped with the food distribution on Aug. 21 in Albion at the parking lot of the Main Street Thrift Store.

Two food distributions, with hundreds of boxes of produce, will be return to Orleans County next week.

This week there weren’t any of the distributions, but they will be back. The first one will be on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the 4-H Fairgrounds at 12690 Route 31 in Knowlesville. It starts at 8:45 a.m. and lasts until gone.

There will be 1,200 boxes of produce (20 pounds each) available as well as a limited amount of dairy and meat boxes. People should enter by vehicle at the main entrance on Route 31 and the volunteers will direct from there. ID is not required and you can have multiple households in a vehicle for each to receive a box, according to the Office for the Aging, which is helping to coordinate the events.

There will also be a food distribution on Friday, Sept. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. until gone. It will be at the Main Street Thrift Store, 131 S. Main St., Albion. This distribution will be produce, dairy and meat (300 sets will be available). One set per car will be available while supplies last.

Both locations will be a no-touch distribution and proper social distancing must be maintained at all times.

There will be no pre-registration for these events. It is a first come, first served basis.

The Office for the Aging encourages people to clean out their trunks. The trunks should be open when in line. Once the trunk is closed and tapped, people may drive away.

The Office for the Aging is working to confirm more dates for food distributions later this month.

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