Sunmark Begins 2011 Partnership With Regional Food Bank

Sunmark Federal Credit Union to Partner with Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York for Fundraising Efforts

Partnership will be utilized to raise awareness for the Food Bank and engage volunteerism locally

LATHAM, N.Y. – – Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a full-service, community chartered credit union serving those who live and work in Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie and Rensselaer counties, will partner with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to raise awareness and increase fundraising in its efforts to serve people of the Capital District.

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Grant Funds New Food Sourcer

We were thrilled to receive news that Feeding America approved our request to fund an additional person in the Food Sourcing department. This award, which covers a partial salary for two years, will allow us to reach out to more food donors and secure even more donated products for our member agencies.

2010 Hunger Study Results

In 2009, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York participated in a national study of the charitable response to domestic hunger in conjunction with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The study is called Hunger in America 2010 and is based on face-to-face interviews with more than 62,000 clients nationwide, as well as completed…

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Siena Mens Basketball Team Visits The Food Bank

On January 5, members of the Siena men’s basketball team lent a hand in the warehouse of the Regional Food Bank. The warehouse visit coincided with a successful Food Drive held during the Saint’s recent game with Mount St. Mary’s. Over 755 pounds of food was collected during the Food Drive and an additional $750…

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Food Bank Expands It’s Backpack Program

The Regional Food Bank’s backpack program has expanded to include four schools in Albany. Peanut butter, bread, cereal, tuna and pasta are pantry staples filling up backpacks to keep kids from going hungry. These basic items are a critical lifeline for children at-risk for hunger. The program is made possible through the CDPHP annual holiday…

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