Compassion Coalition, along with Baldor Specialty Foods and Redeemer Church in Albany, is distributing fresh produce for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers organized and packaged fresh produce to be distributed at various locations in Albany, to benefit vulnerable populations during this time, including school children. A total of 18,000 pounds of produce […]
Bargain Grocery donated 120,000 pounds of canned goods to area schools, food pantries, and rescue missions in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to our valued customers! You’re not just shopping for great deals! We are about so much more than that! This is because of YOU! We are thankful for our local and […]
Mike Servello Sr. spoke with Hunter College’s New York City Food Policy Center on the past, present and future of Bargain Grocery, and how to improve our food system. Read the full interview here.
Distance from a grocery store, availability of healthy foods, and food prices all heavily influence what an individual or household is going to eat. These barriers can negatively affect diets, lifestyles, and food security. Food accessibility is a huge problem for residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Bargain Grocery. 12% of people in Oneida County are […]
Community-based giving highlight: This is a weekly blog post that highlights some of the various ways in which Compassion Coalition serves our community. Check back every Monday for new posts. Congratulations to all recipients honored at Senator Joseph Griffo’s Commendation Award ceremony. Our CEO and Founder, Michael Servello Sr., was honored with an award. It’s […]
Right here at our local colleges, as students aim to earn a degree to support themselves and in some cases a family, they face the uncertainty of whether they are going to eat that day. Unfortunately, this absolutely affects their overall educational success, and beyond. The numbers are just staggering. At Mohawk Valley Community College, […]