Hunger Never Takes a Vacation!

NEW REPORT FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC TOLL OF CHILD HUNGER FINDINGS HIGHLIGHT LONG TERM PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE CONSEQUENCES CHICAGO – July 1, 2009 –The direct and indirect effect of child hunger in the U.S. is a contributing factor to the nation’s economic woes and puts America at a competitive disadvantage, according to a new report issued…

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Volunteer at the Food Bank

Even during Summer Vacation the Food Bank needs volunteers to help out!  Read below for our current needs or check out our volunteer section to learn even more about our wonderful volunteers and the full scope of our volunteer needs. Warehouse (Dock) Weeknight Groups and Individuals (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 3:00pm-8:00pm in 2-hour slots Group Size: 8-25 people…

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Put Some Razzle Dazzle into Your Summertime Celebrations!

Donate Food All American Food Drives Organize a canned food drive and then challenge people to arrange the cans in patriotic designs like the Stars and Stripes, Uncle Sam, or the Liberty Bell. Or think red, white and blue and ‘require’ all donations to fit that color scheme—for example, canned tomatoes for red, cannelloni beans…

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Hunger in America 2009

In order to solve the problem of hunger, first we must understand it. To that end, the Food Bank is participating in Hunger in America 2009, a national study on domestic hunger that will reveal who is in need, how the need is met and by whom. The Food Bank seeks not only to immediately…

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Local Newspapers Highlight The Growing Need

A recent article in the Albany Times Union, and the two in the Schenectady Gazette (and here), highlight the growing demands being place on food support services throughout our region and across the country. James Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, an anti-hunger group, predicts the 2008 numbers will show even more hunger because of…

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