Saturday, April 4, 2020

Free emergency food aid for those in need

EFPOrgs launch program to deliver farm-fresh food packages

AdkAction has partnered up with the Hub on the Hill in Essex in order to launch an Emergency Food Packages Project (EFP) to assist local families who may be struggling due to the coronavirus. Every EFP contains a week’s worth of fresh, pre-prepared meals delivered directly to families. The organizations’ goal is to provide 100 boxes of food each week over the next 10 weeks. A total of 1,000 packages, supplying 15,000 meals – all for free.

Each EFP contains eggs, bread, apples, healthy snacks, yogurt, greens, granola, soup, and two large trays of frozen entrees. The food distributed is purchased from local farms, and prepared and delivered by local labor provided by Hub on the Hill. Families and individuals in need are being screened by partner agencies and local organizations with a history of supporting those who need food.

EFP’s have a $55 production fee but are provided free to families in need. A $7,000 grant provided by the Adirondack Foundation’s Special and Urgent Needs Fund launched the project. AdkAction has also created a online fundraising page to help reach the overall goal. Over $30,000 was raised in the first 24 hours, enough to support the first 545 EFP’s, with a total of $55,000 needed to support the creation and delivery of 1,000 EFPs.

For more information and to contribute to the fundraiser, please visit this link:

AdkAction has partnered with BOCES, United Way and local food pantries to identify families in need. More about AdkAction and/or to refer an individual/family in need of food aid:

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5 Responses

  1. Patricia Santillo says:

    IAM in need of some food am very sick And can’t go out

  2. Boreas says:

    A very considerate program! Who knows who may need the EFPs in a month or so.

  3. Laquechia Morris says:

    Im in need of food me and my two boys and boyfriend…me and him both have been out of work.

    • Sula says:


      Request an Emergency Food Package
      To request an Emergency Food Package, please contact one of the agencies below depending on your location.

      Community Connections Franklin County
      Phone: (518) 521-3507
      Adirondack Community Action Programs Essex County
      Phone: (518) 873-3207 X 239
      Joint Council for Economic Opportunity Clinton County
      Phone: (518) 561-6310
      Community Action Agency Hamilton County
      Phone: (518)-648-5911