Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletOctober 25, 2020

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Recession Creates Hunger: How People Are Pitching In


Thanks to Spectrum News and Nick Reisman for featuring Sister Betsy Van Deusen and Albany Catholic Charities and food distribution drawing hundreds. Sister Betsy is director of community partnerships for Catholic Charities.

“Over the last six months, Catholic Charities and affiliated organizations have distributed a million pounds of food to needy people in the greater Capital Region. They are holding food drives in cities, suburban towns and rural areas that can draw hundreds of cars.

“When you meet Sister Betsey Van Deusen the first impression you get is she's tough to keep up with. 

“It's understandable given how busy she is these days as the coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the economy. Millions of people are out of work. Social safety nets spread thin. People on the margins can fall through the cracks. 

“Van Deusen is filling a need that's only been growing since March: feeding hungry families in Upstate New York.

“She has been in service all her life, working with the needy and less fortunate. She says it’s a calling.  

"I'm a sister of St. Joseph and so we are about service and we try to be engaged in the community and do things that matter," she said during a recent trip to a food pantry in Rensselaer County. 

“Over the last six months, Catholic Charities and affiliated organizations have distributed a million pounds of food to needy people in the greater Capital Region. They are holding food drives in cities, suburban towns and rural areas that can draw hundreds of cars.”

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