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.



32.2 Million Total Pounds of Food Distributed in 2014 to Agencies in 23 Counties of New York State

1. Albany – 3,914,042
2. Clinton – 746,883
3. Columbia – 1,074,611
4. Delaware – 342,859
5. Dutchess – 2,162,745
6. Essex – 298,319
7. Franklin – 1,457,675
8. Fulton – 752,641
9. Greene – 603,797
10. Hamilton – 51,383
11. Montgomery – 350,506
12. Orange – 3,624,500
13. Otsego – 883,273
14. Putnam – 687,489
15. Rensselaer – 1,700,210
16. Rockland – 2,849,128
17. Saratoga – 1,347,313
18. Schenectady – 2,803,078
19. Schoharie – 540,170
20. Sullivan – 896,666
21. Ulster – 3,248,132
22. Warren – 1,406,216
23. Washington – 524,645

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