Adopt-a-Family Program

The Joshua Project works with local businesses and individuals to coordinate the adoption of families for Christmas. We matched 45 families in 2022 and hope for more in 2023. Just sign up and we’ll match you with a family and provide information on appropriate gifts and other support.

Adopt a Family

Thanksgiving Baskets

Baskets of traditional Thanksgiving food are delivered to families throughout the Valley on the Sunday before the Holiday. In 2022, working with Catholic Charities, we delivered over 450 baskets to families in need, an increase of 35 baskets from 2021.

The Basket includes items such as,

  • 1 Frozen Turkey
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Various Vegetables
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • A Frozen Dessert

We are still seeking volunteers to help deliver meals.

Request Thanksgiving Basket

Summer Lunch Program

The Joshua Project volunteers are coordinated in the Middleburgh Central School, Cobleskill United Methodist Church, Richmondville United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Central Bridge to provide lunches to children, families with children and elderly during the summer. The lunches are free and open to the public.

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Summer Backpack Program

Throughout the summer, the Joshua Project Volunteers deliver food to needy children in outlying areas of Schoharie County and a portion of southern Albany County. This program is funded by The United Way. In 2021, the program delivered 152 backpacks of food each week, feeding more than 220 children and delivering more than 22,000 meals.