Uihlein food drive is part of Day of Caring

PLATTSBURGH – On Saturday, volunteers across Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will lend their hands to the annual Day of Caring, hosted by the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., North Country Regional Volunteer Center, Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

The Day of Caring pairs hundreds of volunteers with projects across the region. Local residents who are unable to volunteer are still invited to participate in the event by donating food.

Uihlein Living Center will collect food today in Lake Placid.

There will also be food drives manned by volunteers at Sam’s Club, Price Chopper and Yando’s Big M, all in Plattsburgh, along with a drop-off at the Cumberland 12 movie theaters. Students from Project H.E.L.P. will also go door to door in Plattsburgh collecting food from residents.

Catholic Charities in Malone is collecting food and senior hygiene products all week to help out the local seniors. The drop-off site is at any local senior citizen center in Malone. All food items collecting will go to the local food shelves.

“The Day of Caring is a tremendous opportunity for people throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties to come together for friends and neighbors to help maintain the unique quality of life in this area,” said Kathy Snow, director of development of the United Way of the Adirondack Region.