Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor




THE FOOD PANTRIES FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT



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

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Have a Heart for Hunger - 5:30 to 7:30pm on Feb. 3rd

Enjoy an evening of shopping for your Valentine at the GlennPeter Jewelers Diamond Centre, while helping to fight hunger in our Capital District community!

The Food Pantries will be honoring Kelly Mateja with the 1st Annual "Helping Heart Award." Kelly is the founder of the Morning of Kindness, an event that takes place on the morning of December 24th, where nearly 500 volunteer Capital Region Ambassadors of Kindness visit the communities, food pantries and nonprofits of the Capital Region to spread the joy of giving. We will also be honoring Ben Boswell with the 1st Young Ambassador Helping Fight Hunger Award. Ben is an active volunteer with the Mt. Ida Community Food Pantry and the Team Captain of the AOW ...Capital Region CANstruction Team.

Tickets for the event are $20.00 for individuals and $35.00 for pairs. Ticket price includes admission, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, and musical entertainment. Guests will have an opportunity to take part in a Mikimoto pearl earring raffle, receive 20% off of all purchases made that evening, cash bar, and a chance to win the grand prize of a Wine Tasting for 40 people valued at $1,500.

To purchase tickets online or to download information for tickets by mail, please click here.



Food Summit, 2017 - all day on April, 4th
Siena College - 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville NY 12211 – Snyder Hall
The 2017 Food Summit is a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena College, The University at Albany's School of Public Health and sponsored by SEFCU. This summit aims to bring together food assistance providers in order to share best practices and innovations in hunger relief efforts. The event will feature FED Talks, a food focused form of TED Talks, Workshops, and Networking Opportunities as well as a catered breakfast and Lunch. The day will begin with a Food Pantry Member Executive Leadership Strategic Initiative Meeting followed by the Food Pantry Member Annual Meeting.

We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speakers will be Brian Hassett President and CEO of The United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Dr. Katherine Briar-Lawson the Dean Emeritus of University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare. They will be speaking on the recently released New York State ALICE Report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) which describes how working individuals in New York still struggle to be economically secure. The Keynote Address will be followed by responses from local community leaders throughout the Capital District. 

For more information please contact Nick Daly at Nick@thefoodpantries.org or call 518-458-1167 ext. 18   

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