The North Country Food Co-op in Plattsburgh is more than a neighborhood grocery store. It’s become a place where shoppers can find healthy food and comfort, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As Tim Rowland writes in this recent article on the Adirondack Harvest website:
With many businesses and institutions closed, and even friends and extended family off limits, the co-op offered more than food, it offered comfort and support to its clients. They might have lost a job, or had people in their lives fall sick or die, or suffered from plain loneliness. For them, the co-op was well stocked not just with food, but with sympathetic ears. Some people were just very lonely and needed somebody to talk to,” Co-op Manager Carol Czaja said. “In the past we would have given them a hug.”
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