Your financial donation goes a long way at the Regional Food Bank. Because the bulk of the food we distribute is donated, and because we operate so efficiently, for every dollar we spend, the Food Bank is able to provide $8.00-$10.00 worth of food to hungry people.
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.
Donate to a Program
The Regional Food Bank allows you to specify which program you would like your donation to go towards helping. Some of the programs you may select include:
- The Farm
- Holiday Hunger Appeal
- Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal
- Turkey Trot
- Adopt a Program
These are only a few of the programs that you can choose from. For the full list please visit our donation page.
Gifts and Acknowledgement Cards
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 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.
B. Holiday Gift 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: 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.
“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.
To donate and select the Gift Alternative card style
To pay by credit card: Select DONATE NOW. 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: (518) 786-3691