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.

Current Funders Include:


C&S Wholesale Grocers


Caplan-Bensley Foundation

Charles R. Wood Foundation

Fidelis Care

First Reformed Church of Scotia

Food Pantries of the Capital District

Hudson River Bank

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis

Moulton Memorial Baptist Church


New York State Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

Orange County

Our Family Foundation

The Schenectady Foundation


United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

United Way of the Greater Capital Region