Children need good nutrition all year long. When school is out during the summer months, many children no longer have access to even one nutritious meal each day. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps fill the gap by providing free meals to children in need throughout the summer. The Regional Food Bank, other non-profits and schools across the country are working together to spread the word about the program. For your nearest meal site, click the button below or go to www.summermealsny.org
This Mother’s Day, show your mother how much you appreciate her by making a donation in her name to the Regional Food Bank. With the address you provide, we will send her a card featuring this image. The inside of the card reads:
With thanks for the love and nourishment you always provide our family, a financial donation to feed the hungry has been made in your name to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Happy Mother’s Day!
For more information or to purchase online, click here.
Through May 3, Walmart is teaming up with some of America’s favorite food manufacturers to fight hunger and spark change across the country.
There are three ways you can help feed local families:
Buy Your Favorite Foods at Walmart Stores
At area Walmart locations, when you purchase designated products from Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Kraft and Unilever, it will trigger a donation of 10 cents to Feeding America to help secure one meal on behalf of the Regional Food Bank.
Donate at the Register
You can make a donation of $1, $2, or $5 at the register of your local Walmart. Within our 23-county service territory, 100% of these funds will be allocated to the Regional Food Bank.
Share Your Smile on Social Media
During the campaign, Walmart will raise awareness about the one in six people nationally that struggle with hunger. Take a picture with six people who commit to fight hunger. Post the picture publicly on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WeSparkChange. Walmart will donate $10 to Feeding America for every qualified post, up to $1.5 million. Funds raised will be distributed equitably among participating Feeding America food banks.
For more information on the campaign and to see how many meals have been secured for local families, click here.
Tickets for the 6th Annual Mac -n- Cheese Bowl are now on sale! The event will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 11am-2:30pm at the MAC at Siena College. Purchase your tickets at any Price Chopper register through their Tickets to Go! Program. Adults are $20, kids 5-12 are $5 and kids under 5 are free! You can also purchase your afternoon only tickets here at the Food Bank by calling Jessica at 786-3691 x295, or stopping into our office at 965 Albany-Shaker Rd daily from 8:00am-4:00pm. We hope to see you there! Get more info here: http://regionalfoodbank.net/events/annual-mac-cheese-bowl/
THRE RESULTS ARE IN!
The 8th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive set a new record for donations. The event brought in 29,140 pounds of food, which is equivalent to 24,283 meals.
THANK YOU to everyone who made this achievement possible!
8th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive | January 9-11, 2015
Homes in participating neighborhoods will receive grocery bags on Friday, January 9 with invitations to fill them and leave them out for pick up by volunteers on Sunday, January 11.
Even people who did not receive bags can participate by bringing a non-perishable food donation to the Food Bank truck, which will be parked at the Westmere Fire Department (1731 Western Avenue, Albany) on Sunday, January 11 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Please note: our offices will be closed on Christmas Day and December 26th. You can pay and pick up your holiday gift alternative cards until 12pm on Christmas Eve at our office at 965 Albany-Shaker Road in Latham. Or, if you’d rather print your cards at home, several of our holiday card styles are available in PDF form! Simply make a donation here, and then download and print the card or cards of your choosing from here.
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The Regional Food Bank is a member of:
Feeding America sets standards and acquires food donations from national companies for its 200+ member food banks located throughout the country. Learn more>>
Food Bank Association of NYS
The Association assists the food bank network by obtaining more food and funds for its members, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in New York State. Learn more>>