Your financial donation truly goes a long way at the Regional Food Bank. Because the bulk of its food is donated and it operates very efficiently, the Food Bank is able to provide $10.00-$12.00 worth of food to hungry people for every dollar it spends.
The Regional Food Bank depends upon the support of a generous community to operate. By filling out our Donation Form and selecting “—Any Available Programs—“ from the pop-up menu, you are indicating you would like your donation to be applied toward the general operations of the Regional Food Bank.
Other Donation Opportunities
The Regional Food Bank, in partnership with the Patroon Land Foundation, is working to create a viable, self-sustaining, educational farm that will produce large quantities of high quality produce every year. By filling out our Donation Form and selecting “Farm” from the pop-up menu, you are indicating you would like your donation to be applied toward the operations of the Patroon Land Farm.
The Regional Food Bank’s Gift Alternative program offers people an opportunity to feed their hungry neighbors by making a donation to the Food Bank in honor of family, friends, and business associates. Contributions to this program help the Food Bank provide nutritious food all year long to food pantries and other charitable agencies feeding hungry people in 23 counties of northeastern New York.
A. Gift Alternative donations: “In Memory of” and “In Honor of” categories
For a minimum donation of $5.00 per Gift (there is no maximum donation limit), 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. The “In Memory of” and “In Honor of” cards contain the following message:
“A tribute gift has been made which enables the Regional Food Bank to carry out its mission of providing food to alleviate hunger in our communities.”
The 2 cover styles of the “In Memory of” and “In Honor of” cards are available for viewing here on our website: Select the Events heading on the main page. Once on the Events page –look to the far left side of the Events page for a list of Food Bank events. The last item on this list is Gift Alternative – select this item and it will open a page that displays the cover styles of these 2 cards.
B. Holiday Gift Alternative donations: Special Holiday gift card category
The Holiday Gift Alternative program offers people an opportunity to make a donation to the Food Bank in honor of family or friends – in lieu of giving each of them a more traditional holiday present. The Food Bank requests a minimum donation of $5.00 per Gift (there is no maximum donation limit). For each Holiday Gift donation the Food Bank will send a special Holiday card to the designated recipient notifying them of the special and unique endowment made in their name.
There are 6 specially designed holiday cards to select from: Five of the cards contain a specific message (see below for actual message text). The message explains to the recipient that a financial gift has been made, in their name, to support the mission of the Regional Food Bank. The sixth card is blank inside – for individuals that wish to write their own special gift message.
“In recognition of your generous spirit and in keeping with the true meaning of the holiday season, a financial gift to feed the hungry has been donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.”
The 6 styles of Holiday Gift Alternative Cards are available for viewing and selection here on our website: Select the Events heading on the main page. Once on the Events page – look to the far left side of the Events page for a list of Food Bank events. The last item on this list is Gift Alternative – select this item and it will open a page that displays the 6 styles of cards.
To donate and select the Gift Alternative card style
To pay by credit card: Select the DONATE NOW button located in the upper right side of the home page. At the Program Designation box – select Donation – To Give As Gift, or Donation – In Memory/In Honor. Fill in all the key information boxes. If you have a special message that you would like us to include in the card that we will send to the recipient, please be sure to type it into the box provided below the “Dedication” section. Also click on Send Dedication Acknowledgement.
If you prefer to pay by check: Please mail your donation check and the following key information to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, located at 965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, New York 12110: Your name & mailing address, the name(s) and mailing address of the recipient of the card(s), and any special message that you would like us to include in the card(s).
For questions about ordering Gift alternative cards, please contact:
To assist our member programs with their important work of feeding those in need, the Food Bank developed a fundraising effort called Adopt-a-Program, or AAP. AAP establishes lines of credit for member agencies to offset their shared maintenance contributions and the costs of purchased food. These credits enable programs to secure more food for their clients. 100% of AAP contributions go on account for member agencies. AAP also allows the Food Bank to extend its reach throughout a 23-county service area, and allows donors to keep their funds in the local community.
The Food Bank solicits AAP donations from churches, community groups, companies, and individuals. Donors may select specific agencies to support or allow the Food Bank to select agencies most in need. Adopt-a-Program helps agencies stretch their food buying power, and enables donors to address local needs in an efficient and effective manner.
For more information about AAP, please contact: