Heat or Eat?

With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year. Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York,…

Hunger Strikes

“Nancy Rockwell adds yet another name to her spiral-bound notebook as volunteers scramble in the back, pulling cans of vegetables and boxes of pasta off shelves and sorting them into bags. It’s Thursday, one of the busiest days at Doors for Hope, a thrift shop and food pantry in West Sand Lake that’s changed names…

Non-Profit of the Year!

The Business Review is honoring the Regional Food Bank with the 2009 Non-Profit of the Year Achievement Award! If you would like to celebrate this honor with the Food Bank, join us on Thursday, November 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn/Rensselaer Banquet & Conference Facility, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180. Tickets are $95/person. Please…

15th Annual Chefs & Vintners’ Harvest Dinner

 September 24, 2009 The Glen Sanders Mansion Scotia, New York The evening will feature many of the area’s finest chefs and New York state vintners, who will pair up to create a fabulous six-course meal of culinary delights. Drawing upon the New York state harvest of local growers and producers, the chefs and vintners…

President Obama Joins Feeding America In The “United We Serve” Backpack Project

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined hundreds of Congressional family members, Feeding America and four additional national nonprofit organizations at Ft. McNair in Washington DC to prepare 15,000 backpacks with books, healthy snacks, Frisbees and other items for the children of servicemen and women. The event was part of “United We Serve,” President…

Hunger Never Takes a Vacation!

NEW REPORT FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC TOLL OF CHILD HUNGER FINDINGS HIGHLIGHT LONG TERM PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE CONSEQUENCES CHICAGO – July 1, 2009 –The direct and indirect effect of child hunger in the U.S. is a contributing factor to the nation’s economic woes and puts America at a competitive disadvantage, according to a new report issued…

Volunteer at the Food Bank

Even during Summer Vacation the Food Bank needs volunteers to help out!  Read below for our current needs or check out our volunteer section to learn even more about our wonderful volunteers and the full scope of our volunteer needs. Warehouse (Dock) Weeknight Groups and Individuals (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 3:00pm-8:00pm in 2-hour slots Group Size: 8-25 people…

Put Some Razzle Dazzle into Your Summertime Celebrations!

Donate Food All American Food Drives Organize a canned food drive and then challenge people to arrange the cans in patriotic designs like the Stars and Stripes, Uncle Sam, or the Liberty Bell. Or think red, white and blue and ‘require’ all donations to fit that color scheme—for example, canned tomatoes for red, cannelloni beans…