The Italian Community Center of Troy (ICC) is selling Italian lunches to the public in order to support its weekly soup kitchen project, “Nourishing Our Community.”
Lunches are available each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and feature hot meals, subs and grilled sandwiches with side salads for $6 each. Beverages are available for $1. The ICC will deliver at no charge for orders of three or more lunches.
Orders must be placed by 11 a.m. at 274-0508. See the May menu. A new menu will be issued for June.
Hudson Valley Community College marketing faculty member, Frederick Alm, is providing marketing, public relations and operations analysis assistance for the project, which was started with a Rubin Community Fellows Program grant initiated by Lori C. Kelley, Executive Director of the Italian Community Center Charitable Foundation. Alm joined the effort as a result of a grant stipulation that calls for the grantee to acquire assistance from a faculty member at one of Troy’s colleges.
Alm also worked with Loretta Blitstein, Human Services instructor at Hudson Valley, to place student interns from the Human Services curriculum with the ICC’s kitchen operation where they will acquire first-hand experience while fulfilling course requirements.
In addition to the soup kitchen, the ICC provides meals to distressed families. Proceeds from lunch sales will support both efforts with the expectation that the project will become self-sustaining.
The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Fund is a cooperative venture of The Sage Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley Community College, Emma Willard School and participating agencies of Rensselaer County. It is administered by Sage.