Cultural Competence Toward Increasing Food Access

In recent years, the Regional Food Bank has made great strides in shifting our focus from simply feeding people to making sure the food we provide is nutritious and wholesome. Imagine you are unable to secure employment or services that allow you to pay for your shelter, transportation, medication, and one of the most essential…

Children’s Programs Winter Update

This winter, the Food Bank’s Children’s Programs team has been busy developing seven new projects to improve the BackPack and School Pantry Programs. The goals of these initiatives are two-fold: first, and most importantly, to determine if there are areas where our Kids’ Programs can better serve the children and families who receive food. Second,…

The Business Corner

Many businesses contribute generously to the Food Bank’s work. In this Hunger’s Hope edition, we highlight two great corporate supporters – Fenimore Asset Management and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Fenimore Asset Management has been committed to the Regional Food Bank’s efforts for 25 years. Our friendship began when they first sponsored our annual Holiday Hunger Appeal, an Appeal they are…

Holiday Hunger Appeal

The Holiday Hunger Appeal is a favorite among members of the community and volunteers alike, and we are looking for outgoing people to collect donations at our booth at Crossgates. Learn more.

The Gift That Feeds

Looking for a unique gift for that hard-to-buy-for someone? Consider making a donation to the Food Bank in their name! For a minimum donation of $5 per gift, the Food Bank will send a special holiday card to the designated recipient. Choose from seven card designs. Learn more here.

Mask Requirement

Update February 28, 2022: The CDC has updated their mask guidelines. The Food Bank has been following CDC guidelines throughout the pandemic and will be following these new recommendations. The requirement to wear a mask is still dependent upon Community COVID-19 Transmission Levels. Currently, the transmission rate in Albany allows for masks to be optional…

Be a BackPack Hero

WRGB CBS 6 News and Fidelis Care are teaming up for BackPack Heroes again this year! Your donations support kids in need throughout our 23-county service area. Make your donation here, and be sure to choose BackPack Heroes in the dropdown menu.

Meet our Executive Team

In order to better serve our partner agencies throughout our continued expansion of programs and services, we have instituted a new organizational structure under our Chief Executive Officer that includes appointing a Chief Operating Officer, a Chief Program & Advocacy Officer, and a Chief Financial Officer. Our new Chief Executive Officer is Molly Nicol. Molly…