Guilderland Families in Need Get Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to Town Food Pantry

Families in Guilderland are getting a Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to a town food pantry.

The Guilderland Food Pantry packed up and distributed meals for more than 70 families Tuesday morning. That includes a turkey with all of the fixings as well as stuffing, mashed potatoes and a pie.

The event was also possible thanks to the Guilderland Center Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility, who says it knows it is not easy for everyone to give.

"We understand this time of year is difficult for people, trying to pinch pennies and put a nice meal on the table for families," said Gary March of the Guilderland Center. "So any way we can contribute, we understand what impact that will have to the communities in the greater Guilderland area."

The Guilderland Food Pantry serves around 120 families year-round, including more than 100 children. It's been in service since 1979.

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