Save the Date!

Save the Date! Our 29th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on June 7, 2012 at Western Turnpike Golf Course in Guilderland. The day includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction, raffles, and much more! $150/pp or $600/foursome. For sponsorship opportunities, click here. For more information or to receive an invitation, email…

Food Bank to Benefit from Mike Breslin’s Retirement Celebration

Mike Breslin has served with distinction over the course of his career, most recently as Albany County Executive for 17 years.  During his administration, Mike refocused services to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable residents – children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those striving to achieve self-sufficiency. His unwavering commitment…

Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal

The Food Bank partners with the Jewish community to fight hunger through the Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal. During this appeal, members of the Jewish community generously donate the cost of meals not eaten during the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur as a way to share with their hungry neighbors. Make a donation here, and…

Neighbors in Need

We have many neighbors in need after Hurricane Irene. We are currently working with NY SEMO and the National Guard to ensure those stranded by the hurricane get the food they need. Sunmark FCU is collecting water and non-perishables at all of their branches, Hannaford is taking donationg at their registers, and the Food Bank greatly appreciates the…

Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) – It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive. The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Nearly 46 million Americans receive food stamps…

From Farm to Food Bank: A Visit to Black Horse Farms

Every year, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives donated produce from over 60 local farmers. These successful farm/Food Bank relationships helped the organization distribute over 1.2 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2010. The decade-long partnership between the Food Bank and Black Horse Farms in Coxsackie, NY has been especially…