Woman delivering Food in paper bag during Covid 19 outbreak. Female Volunteer holding groceries in the house porch. Delivery woman in face mask and gloves giving Donating neccessities to a hand

Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, is hosting a "Stuff the Truck" food drive for Catholic Charities on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.. A Hill & Markes truck will be parked outside Hannaford in Amsterdam, New York where donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for those in need. Hygiene products, gift cards, etc. will also be accepted!

“We at Catholic Charities have seen an increase in the number of families who struggle with food insecurity during this time of COVID. We are anticipating that it will get worse as COVID continues; holidays approach and people remain unemployed,” says Mary Carpenter, executive director at Catholic Charities. “All donations received in our Food Pantry will be going to our community members, neighbors and loved ones in this time of insecurity and uncertainty. I truly appreciate and am overwhelmed by the commitment and caring that Hill and Markes has shown for those in need now and throughout the year.”

Giving back to the community is important to the Hill & Markes mission and remains a core pillar of the company.

“Hill & Markes is a great community partner that is always looking for ways to give back to the community. I’m grateful for their efforts to collect food items for those in need during these difficult times, and I urge all the residents of Montgomery County to take part,” said New York State Senator George Amedore.

Hill & Markes is committed to bringing much needed support to those struggling during this pandemic. The company encourages all members of the community to join it at the Amsterdam Hannaford to show their generosity

“COVID has exacerbated food insecurity in our country and this region. My family, our employees, and our company are grateful to be able to help feed struggling individuals and families in Montgomery and Fulton counties at this time,” says CEO of Hill & Markes, Jason Packer. “We are so incredibly thankful for Catholic Charities for the work they do in feeding the hungry and supporting this initiative during this pandemic and beyond.”