Tom L. Amell, President/CEO, Pioneer Bank

Honorary Chairperson

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Natasha Pernicka

Executive Director

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Presenting Sponsors:

The 6th Annual

Harvest Evening Celebration

Thursday, October 5, 2017

​6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Revolution Hall

425 River Street, Troy | NY

"The Food Pantry Chef's Challenge"

Chefs create tastings incorporating food items commonly stocked at our pantries. This year's talented Capital District chefs include Chef Lou Agostinello of Athos Restaurant, Chef Jennifer Hewes of The Point, Chef Sainabou Jatta of Whole Foods Market, Chef Kizzy Williams of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen, Chef Melissa Sheridan and Chef Nigel Peters of Brown's Brewing  Co., and the a Culinary Team from one of The Food Pantries coalition members. 

We are pleased to announce our 2017 judges: Steve Barnes, Times Union, Daniel Berman of The Fussy Little Blog, William Harris, Esq., Bailli, Chaine des Rotisseurs, Ashley Miller of WNYT,  Yelp Elite Gold and Yono Purnomo  of Yono's Restaurant.  


Community Sponsors:


Our annual gala is one of our largest fundraisers, helping us to serve the needs of our LOCAL community! There are more than 1 in 10 people struggling with food insecurity or having adequate food resources for a healthy life in our Capital District service area! That is 82,260 people (11.99%)!

Fortunately our network of 61 food pantries are here to help!  Last year 47,000 people utilized our food pantries for emergency and supplemental food assistance and received enough food for more than 2.7 million meals! Unfortunately, there are many more in need who are not able to access our community food pantry resources. 

Our “Filling the Gap Food Pantry System and Community Needs Assessment and program development is working to better understand community needs and improve the resources of our local food pantry system. However, we cannot do this alone.  We are grateful for all of our partners, supporters and funders who are helping us achieve our vision for the community.  

We are recognizing Siena College as our Outstanding Community Partner for their contributions to our “Filling the Gap” Food Pantry System and Community Needs Assessment, and Capital District Food Summit partnership. In addition we are recognizing Dinnie Shanley with our Sister Mary Coons Award for her contributions to our food pantries and those they serve over the years.

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Thank you to all the generous sponsors of ​the 6th Annual Harvest Evening Celebration 

Margaret A. Vella, Esq.

Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor


​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 2.7 million meals annually.

Feature Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:

Alison and David



2017 Outstanding Community Partner

​Siena College