This year's St. Patrick's Day parade will be held this Saturday March 15.

If you're planning on attending the Parade this year, you can help out a local soup kitchen by bringing a canned food item to donate.

Volunteers from Adorino Constriction and Mother Marianne's West Side Soup Kitchen will be stationed along the parade route to collect the donations.

Mother Marianne's is located St Joseph's/St. Patrick's Church in West Utica.

This year's parade begins at 10 a.m.

For more information you can visit the Great American Irish Festival's Parade Page.