Posted March 25th, 2014 | Comment
Walmart is a strong partner in the fight against hunger, supporting Feeding America and food banks across the country in many ways. In 2013, for example, Walmart provided the Food Bank with grants for multiple projects; donated millions of pounds of food and non-food items from individual stores and its Distribution Center; supplied warehouse volunteers; and maintained active representation on our Board of Directors. In these and other ways, Walmart proved itself a friend to those in need.
Last year, Walmart provided the Food Bank $263,000 in grants alone, enabling us to start new programs, expand others, and fund a portion of our daily operations:
- $105,000 to purchase a truck
- $55,000 to expand the Retail Store Donation Program
- $50,000 to set up a SNAP Outreach Program in Warren County
- $30,000 to expand Mobile Pantry distributions
- $15,000 to offset transportation costs
- $8,000 to fund general operations
Walmart’s food and non-food donations provide member agencies with items that are in high demand such as meat, produce, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. Low-income people live better when they receive these at their local food pantries.
Walmart’s philanthropic spirit expands the Food Bank’s capacity and allows us to provide critical support to hungry people. We deeply appreciate this partnership.
Posted January 8th, 2014 | Comment
Tickets for the 5th Annual Mac -n- Cheese Bowl are now on sale! The event will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 11am-2:30pm at the Albany Marriott. 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/
Posted December 5th, 2013 | Comment
The Annual CDPHP Holiday Appeal is in full swing! Now through December 31, CDPHP will match up to $10,000 in donations for the Food Bank’s BackPack Program! Be sure to indicate “CDPHP Holiday Appeal” on your check or when donating on our website!
Posted December 4th, 2013 | Comment
If you are tired of giving the same token gifts, consider a gift to the Food Bank in honor of your family, friends, and business associates. For a donation of $5.00 or more per gift, the Food Bank will provide a card acknowledging that a financial gift to feed the hungry has been made in the name of the recipient. For more information and to view the cards, click here.
Posted December 3rd, 2013 | Comment
Two Fleet Feet Sports employees will launch an attempt on the American record (153.76 miles, Christopher Bergland, 29/30 April 2004) for miles run on a treadmill in one 24-hour period. Their aim is to raise awareness for the issue of hunger as well as raise funds for the Food Bank. The run will start Friday, December 6 at 4:00pm and end Saturday, December 7 at 4:00pm. Check out the live stream of the runners here: http://fleetfeetalbany.com/livestream
Posted October 25th, 2013 | Comment
Posted October 7th, 2013 | Comment
Do 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 2014 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 or, beginning on 11/21, at Hannaford Supermarkets! Decks are $20 each, and if you purchase through Hannaford or 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 email@example.com (518-786-3691 x231) or Caitlyn Krug at firstname.lastname@example.org (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:
All Good Bakers
Angelo’s 677 Prime
Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill
Blu Stone Bistro
Bombers Burrito Bar
Bootlegger’s on Broadway
* Bountiful Bread
The Flying Chicken
Garden Bistro 24
Hill Street Cafe
The Hollow Bar & Kitchen
The Illium Café
Jewel of India
The Lager House
Maggie’s Sports Bar
The Merry Monk
Nosh NY Delicatessen
The Olde English Pub
* Perfect Blend
Pinto & Hobbs
The Purple Pub
Tala American Bistro
Tierra Coffee Roasters
Tops American Grill
The Washington Tavern
*Represents a wildcard, good for a free offer at this establishment
Posted August 2nd, 2013 | Comment
Our 19th Annual Chefs & Vintners’ Harvest Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th, 2013. With a “Food from Art & Literature” theme, the six chefs this year are hard at work on a menu that are sure to please your eyes AND your tastebuds. Interested in joining our Honorary Committee? For $175, you will receive a listing in the evening’s printed program and one entry ticket to the event. Contact Jessica Tanner at 518-786-3691 x295 to sign up and pay over the phone.
Posted July 16th, 2013 | Comment
300 people enjoyed a day of golf, food and fun at Western Turnpike Golf Course and Orchard Creek Golf Course in Guilderland on June 6 for the Food Bank’s 30th Annual Golf Classic. The event raised a record high of over $108,000! Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, golfers, and volunteers for making it such a special event! Check out photos from the day on our Facebook page.
Posted May 10th, 2013 | Comment
Mealeo.com is the perfect solution for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking. Check out menus from the selection of restaurants they partner with, and place your order online. They send your order to the restaurant, where it is freshly prepared and ready for delivery (or pick up). The best part? For every order placed on mealeo.com, they will donate one meal to the Regional Food Bank!