NY COs give back by delivering groceries to people in need

The correctional officers said many of their deliveries have brought tears to the recipients' eyes


By Sarah Calams

ALBANY, N.Y. — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the country, many are doing their part to spread kindness and cheer — including a group of correctional officers in New York.

CBS6Albany.com reported that the officers, who are part of the Local 775 Union, have been delivering groceries to people in need across Albany County. The boxes are filled with foods like bread, pasta and macaroni and cheese, as well as non-perishable items like toilet paper and paper towels.

Many of their deliveries have brought tears to the recipients' eyes.

"We just want to help people at the end of the day. It's a tough time for everyone and it's the least little bit that we can do to help, whatever we can do is good," Jason Bailey, corrections officer and 2nd VP of Local 775, said.

The COs said they're using the union's funds to buy the groceries and will continue to deliver to anyone in need, for however long there's a need.

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