Schodack Dem's food drives gather 400 lbs in donations
The Schodack Democrats' food drives in May and July were extremely successful, with more than 400 pounds of food collected along the Maple Hill Road corridor, Castle Ridge, Glaz Estates and Maple Crest in May and in Clearview, Old Post Road and Tina Lane.
The driving force behind the food drive is Ed Prevost, who made the suggestion several months ago as a way of helping the community.
Club members jumped on the idea. Volunteers for this food drive were Ed Prevost, Elizabeth Gable, Joe and Mary Ellen Grimaldi, Matie Flowers, Ray Ludwig, Olaf Stackelberg, Caroline Leising, Steve Roth, and Linda Underwood.
"We would like to thank the community for being so generous and helping their neighbors who are going through a hard time." said Elizabeth Gable, town chair. "All the food donations are staying right here in Schodack, at the Anchor's Food Pantry."
The Anchor Food Pantry is located at The Resurrection Convent on Boltwood Avenue in the Village of Castleton.
Schodack Democrats holds four food drives a year, each in a different area of town. The next one is planned for October.
Dev Tobin, Linda Underwood and Bettyann Johnsen attended the 2013 Netroots Nation conference in San Jose, California. House Minority Leader Nancy Palosi was there to speak to activists and answer their questions.