Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor


​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.3 million meals annually.

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The Food Pantries for the Capital District, established in 1979, is a 501(c)(3) organization.   32 Essex Street Albany, NY - (518) 458-1167

What does your support do?

We rely on the generosity and support of caring individuals and businesses to supply our food pantries with enough food to help feed the hungry in our communities. Just $1 can help provide 6.25 pounds of food. Every gift has immediate impact and remains local.

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What is a food pantry?

For some, a food pantry is a source of emergency assistance. For many, it is a supplement to low or fixed income, loss of income due to illness or job loss, or loss of second income for single parents. Food pantries help provide nutritious food to babies, children, seniors, veterans, and struggling families. Our member food pantries provide enough groceries for a minimum of 3 meals per day for at least 3 days for each person in the household. 

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The Food Pantries for the Capital District 

is a coalition of more than 60 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. We provide funding, delivery, coordination of services and food drives, and education and training to our member food pantries. Membership and all services are free to member food pantries.

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