Boilermaker Partners with Saranac and Food Bank of Central New York to Host Mobile Food Pantry Friday

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – With just a few weeks before the historic running of the 44th Boilermaker on October 10th, the Boilermaker has teamed up with Saranac and the Central New York Food Bank to host a mobile food pantry distribution on Friday, September 24th at 4 PM. The distribution will take place in the Saranac Thursday lot at the F.X. Matt Brewery and continue until supplies are gone. 

The distribution will be conducted in a drive-thru style in order to avoid gatherings of people. Recipients must be in a car to receive a meal kit. Meal kits will be limited to one per household. Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged to attend. There are no income requirements for families and individuals wishing to receive food.

“Along with our partners, we are thrilled to offer this opportunity right in the heart of our finish line and post-race party neighborhood,” said Boilermaker Marketing Director, Jordan Peters. “COVID derailed many of our burgeoning community outreach initiatives but as our in-person races return it is vital that we resume our important role as a community advocate, not just a road race.”

For more information about this and other food drives, contact Food Bank of Central New York at 315-437-1899, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy. 

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