About Us

Mission and Overview

The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 30 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.


The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste.  We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.

The Regional Food Bank is a non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.



30.4 Million Total Pounds of Food Distributed in 2013 to Agencies in 23 Counties of New York State

1. Albany – 3,878,403
2. Clinton – 672,058
3. Columbia – 1,215,113
4. Delaware – 341,549
5. Dutchess – 1,940,627
6. Essex – 293,716
7. Franklin – 1,514,511
8. Fulton – 818,873
9. Greene – 531,215
10. Hamilton – 55,510
11. Montgomery – 408,415
12. Orange – 3,283,635
13. Otsego – 744,531
14. Putnam – 777,572
15. Rensselaer – 1,564,789
16. Rockland – 2,542,609
17. Saratoga – 1,120,056
18. Schenectady – 2,663,370
19. Schoharie – 527,687
20. Sullivan – 1,037,156
21. Ulster – 3,010,189
22. Warren – 1,113,488
23. Washington – 376,679

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