Editor's Note: This article is part of the Times Union's annual Capital Region Gives section, which highlights the work local nonprofits are performing in the area. The editorial theme this year is "From Shutdown to Recovery," focusing on all the ways our community came together and gave back during the coronavirus pandemic. Vote for your favorite Capital Region nonprofits in the Big $100,000 Giveaway. You can vote once per day until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 10, 2020.
SCHENECTADY — There was the year it was warmer inside the refrigerator truck than it was outside, and volunteers slipped on an ice-coated ramp at the Armory as they carried boxes in and out. But in the more than four decades Concerned for the Hungry has been giving away boxes of food for Thanksgiving, nothing has made it harder than COVID-19.