Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) – It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive. The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Nearly 46 million Americans receive food stamps…

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From Farm to Food Bank: A Visit to Black Horse Farms

Every year, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives donated produce from over 60 local farmers. These successful farm/Food Bank relationships helped the organization distribute over 1.2 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2010. The decade-long partnership between the Food Bank and Black Horse Farms in Coxsackie, NY has been especially…

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New program delivers free produce to low-income seniors

The Regional Food Bank recently began a partnership with Senior Whole Health to distribute fresh food to low income senior citizens who might not otherwise have access to fresh, healthy food. Check out this article from the Post Star to learn more.

CSA Shares Now on Sale

The Regional Food Bank has a limited number of CSA shares available for purchase! For $400, shareholders will receive a weekly supply of vegetables (enough for a family of four!) from early July through October. Don’t have a full family? Half-shares are only $250. In 2010, the average Family Share weighed 19 pounds and half…

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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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