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Rensselaer Honda to Help Out

How much food will fit in a Fit?

We love the Honda Fit, like the one pictured here. Why are we so enthusiastic about a top-ranked hatchback? It’s because our friends at Rensselaer Honda are once again going the extra mile in recognition of November’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness month. Through the month of November, they are hosting a food drive – a challenge, really – to see how many food pantry staples will fit in a Honda

To sweeten the opportunity to donate to this worthy endeavor, they are offering a discount in their service department. A ten dollar off coupon will be available for all who stop in to help fill the Honda Fit with food. Food that will then be delivered the Unity House food pantry. And really, it’s just in the nick of time since the holidays are among the most stressful time for many. For families in need, there are great economic pressures at this time of year and a food pantry is an important safety net.

At Unity House we often see families that are just above the poverty level but a change in circumstance, such as a missed shift due to a sick child or reduced hours at work can mean the difference between paying the rent or buying groceries. At the end of the month, the cupboards can be bare. The Unity House food pantry not only fills the immediate need for food, but also serves as a gateway to other services. Services such as securing SNAP benefits (commonly known as food stamps), help in securing home heating assistance, housing help and referrals, job coaching/supported employment, and access to other Unity House services and programs.

So, if you are in the market for a new car, please consider stopping in at Rensselaer Honda at 770 Hoosick Road. They are currently remodeling, so pardon the dust. Even if you’re not car shopping, stop in with a canned good and see if it will fit. In either case you’ll receive the coupon for you or a friend, and you’ll have helped support those in your community who are struggling and hurting.

Many thanks to the great team at Rensselaer Honda for helping out and to all those who are donating goods. We are so excited to learn how much food will fit a Honda Fit!

Q: What sorts of items can a food pantry best use?
A: Non-perishable items. In particular:
Proteins such as canned/dried beans, peanut butter, canned tuna/chicken/beef stew/
Grains like rice or pasta
Boxed cereal or oatmeal
Pasta sauce and cooking oils
Fresh Fruit and vegetables

Diapers (not newborn size), feminine hygiene products and other personal care items are also needed.

Q: Where can I learn more about Rensselaer Honda?
A:  They are located at 770 Hoosick Road. You can call Jennifer Anderson at (518) 279-1171 or check out their website.