Beech-Nut to help feed local families

Partners with food bank

AMSTERDAM — Local families within the community will have the opportunity to receive food donations that will include fresh fruit and other pantry items, along with the chance to connect with local agencies at Beech-Nut’s Community Feeding event.

Beech-Nut, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is hosting a food distribution event today to assist local families.

The event will be held today at Beech-Nut, 1 Nutritious Plane, Amsterdam from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until they run out of resources.

Patrick Haughton, director of marketing said it is a very food-focused event.

Families will receive items for their pantry, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with Beech-Nut products for babies and toddlers.

Also at the event, will be local agencies to provide resources on family health and wellness.

Local agencies include representatives from St. Mary’s Healthcare, representatives from Nathan Littauer Healthlink, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Planned Parenthood, the Resource Center for Independent Living, Centro Civico, Creative Connections Clubhouse, members of the Florida Volunteer Fire Department, Haven of Hope, Paul Nigra Center and HFM Prevention Council.

Haughton said this is a resource outreach.

“People don’t know what is available sometimes in the community,” he said.

Haughton said this event also goes with Beech-Nut’s goal to fight childhood hunger. Beech-Nut and No Kid Hungry have been working together to help end food insecurity in America and within the local community. He said more than 13 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” households which is about one in six children in the U.S. who experience hunger.

This also coincides with their mission to give all parents and babies access to healthy and real food.

“What a better way to do it, right in our own backyard,” Haughton said.