FREE Food Drive-Thru Event Scheduled at Herkimer County Community College on Friday, September 18

WHAT: The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (C.F.A.P.) and Nourish New York government-funded grants have made it possible for community organizations to provide much-needed food to those in need.

WHO: American Dairy Association North East is working with USDA-approved vendor Renzi Foodservice, along with community organization recipients — Herkimer County Community College, the Office of Legislator Robert Schrader and the Herkimer County Legislature, as well as additional community partners — to help distribute more than 21,000 pounds of food through a local drive-thru event. There will be 360 boxes each of produce, meat, and dairy items, each containing 20 pounds of products. Each vehicle will receive one of each box, while supplies last.

WHERE/WHEN: Herkimer County Community College (100 Reservoir Rd., Herkimer, N.Y. 13350) on Friday, September 18 beginning at 11 a.m.

HOW: To ensure the safety and health of all involved in the distribution, there will be a drive-thru distribution process for this event. All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and will be prompted to open their trunk to receive food products. If cars do not have a trunk, they will be prompted to open their window. Walk-ups will not be permitted. No registration or paperwork is required for this distribution.

WHY: Dairy foods are an important source of essential nutrients. Local dairy farmers are committed to producing wholesome, nourishing milk for families throughout the community.