Leftovers from annual Equinox Thanksgiving dinner donated to local food pantries, soup kitchens

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thousands of leftovers from the annual Equinox Thanksgiving were donated on Friday.

With the help of numerous volunteers in the Capital District, the leftovers were delivered to 14 different food pantries and soup kitchens.

“This is a blessing we all say this is the best Black Friday adventure anyone could have,” Dave Cleveland, a volunteer coordinator for Food Pantry’s of the Capitol District, said.

The volunteers are just trying to bring a smile to those less fortunate at the start of the holiday season.

“This season is about giving back and they want to share that time on their day off again just warms your heart and really warms your soul,” Christina Rajotte, the Director of Development and Community Relations for Equinox, said.

Along with the turkey and all the fixings, turkey soup was also delivered.

The food may last a few days at the local soup kitchens and food pantries for those who want a hot meal and load up on some turkey. For some, just helping those in need is the reason for the whole season.

“This is a drop in the bucket compared to the two and a half million meals that we have provided this year to our pantries. But it’s good it’s not getting throw out,” Cleveland said.

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