Food bank for veterans opens in Hudson
Jammel Cutler reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Columbia County Dwyer Program opened the new Widows Food Bank July 13 on Fairview Ave. in Hudson with a ribbon- cutting ceremony. The new food bank is for veterans, widows of service personnel, and families of veterans. Dwyer Program co-chair Holly Crosby said, “This is an emotional event for me, to be able to recognize veterans and to help them in anyway that we can, is amazing.... This pantry is more than the food that we’re giving — it’s recognition, support and family." Co-chair Patsy Leader said, “We had a veteran that came in yesterday who needed food and hasn’t been out of her home in two months.... She can only eat soft foods because she doesn’t have any teeth. It’s appalling that this is happening to our veterans.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.