6th Annual Mac -n- Cheese Bowl tickets now on sale!

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/

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8th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

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!

IMG_7802. 2jpeg8th 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.

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Last minute shopper? Print your acknowledgement cards at home!

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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CDPHP Holiday Appeal in Full Swing!

CDPHPThe CDPHP Holiday Appeal is in full swing! From now until the end of December, CDPHP will match donations up to a total of $10,000! All proceeds from the Appeal will benefit the Food Bank’s BackPack Program. Be sure to indicate “CDPHP Appeal” on your check or in the drop-down menu if donating online!

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City Dining Cards Now On Sale!

City Dining Cards 2014 vector deck - albany-web-01Do you love eating out or trying new restaurants? We are so glad to continue our partnership with City Dining Cards. Each deck of cards contains 50 cards, each valid at a restaurant for $10 off your food purchase of $30 or more. The deck also contains two “wild cards” with deals or freebies at another location. They are valid from now through the end of 2015 so there is plenty of time to visit your favorite spots and try some new ones! The Capital Region edition can be purchased right at the Regional Food Bank! Decks are $20 each, and if you purchase through the Regional Food Bank, $10 from the price of each deck will come right back to the Food Bank to help people in need. To purchase your deck over the phone or by email, contact Bethany Stiles at bethanys@regionalfoodbank.net (518-786-3691 x231) or Caitlyn Krug at caitlynk@regionalfoodbank.net (518-786-3691 x232). Pickup is free, and shipping is $2.25 per deck; for larger orders, please inquire.

Restaurants included in the deck are:

15 Church Restaurant
Albany Rail Yard
Angelo’s 677 Prime
Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill
Angelo’s Tavolo
Aperitivo Bistro
Barcelona Restaurant
Bombers Burrito Bar
Bootlegger’s on Broadway
* Bountiful Bread
The City Beer Hall
Creo’
El Loco
Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar
The Flying Chicken
Gandhi India
Ginger Man
Grappa ’72
Henry Street Taproom
Hill Street Cafe
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
* Honest Weight Food Co-op
Jewel of India
La Serre
Lo Porto Ristorante Caffe
Lombardo’s Restaurant
Maggie’s Sports Bar
McGeary’s
McGuire’s Restaurant
The Merry Monk
Milano
Mingle
Mouzon House
Nosh NY Delicatessen
The Olde English Pub
The Orchard Tavern
Park Side Eatery
Professor M. Barley’s
Provence
The Purple Pub
Ravenous
Sciortino’s
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Sperry’s Restaurant
Sunset Cafe
Tala American Bistro
Thirsty Owl Saratoga
Tierra Coffee Roasters
Tops American Grill
V&R Ristorante
The Washington Tavern
Wolff’s Biergarten

*Represents a wildcard, good for a free offer at this establishment

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When Hunger Hits Home

Your support helps us help others. The Creative Advantage generously created this video for us and we cannot thank them enough. We hope you like it.

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Troy Turkey Trot Volunteers Needed

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25th Annual Auction Gala

The 25th Annual Auction Gala will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the beautiful Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $125 each or $1,100 for a table of ten. For more information click here.

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Inaugural Hike For Hunger

POST EVENT UPDATE: Participants raised $3,000 for the Patroon Land Farm through the Hike for Hunger. THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!

Imagine the feel of cool crisp air on a sunny fall day. You and your family and friends are hiking on a picturesque trail at Thacher Park. You walk for a while, taking in the scenery, and at the end of your walk you enjoy some delicious apple cider and tasty cider donuts. Sound good? Make it real. Sign up for our inaugural HIKE FOR HUNGER on October 4. All proceeds benefit the Patroon Land Farm, where we grow more than 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for hungry people every year. Join us!

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September is Hunger Action Month!

Publication1 We have food and non-food items to sort and would love to have volunteers sign up for shifts:
~Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
~Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; and 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Contact Laura Martin or Mary Mazur to reserve your shift: (518)786-3691 ext. 268 or volunteers@regionalfoodbank.net

We are also looking for groups of 20-40 adults to sign up for 3-hours shifts in our Salvage Sorting Room. And of course there are plenty of volunteer opportunities at the Farm. Click on the Volunteer link at the top of this page to learn more.

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