Skidmore students delivering food

Skidmore College student athletes including Kevin McCauley (left), and Ross Powell, carry boxes of donated food items to the Franklin Community Center in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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For the past 11 years, the Skidmore College community has been raising funds, food and school supplies for individuals in Saratoga County needing assistance.

This year, the college community raised $12,590 in monetary donations and collected 4,912 items.

First initiated by college president, Philip A. Glotzbach and his wife, Marie Glotzbach, the Skidmore Cares program has donated a total of $82,636 in monetary gifts, 22,066 food and personal care items, and 10,791 school supplies to nonprofit agencies and schools throughout Saratoga County.

This year's donations were delivered by Skidmore student athletes and facilities services to 10 community service and nonprofit organizations in Saratoga County.

"We have come to rely on their donations," said Kari Cushing, executive director of the Franklin Community Center in a Wednesday release, referring to  stocking food pantry shelves. "Last year the Skidmore program donated more than 1,000 pounds of food."  

Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli is a features writer at The Post-Star. She can be reached at kphalen-tomaselli@poststar.com for comments or story ideas. 

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