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 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 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 


As a coalition of more than 60 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties we are HERE 2 HELP. Given unprecedented times, The Food Pantries for the Capital District is working diligently to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances that are devastating to our most vulnerable community members.  You can help!


Take Action!

  • Make a cash donation 
  • Donate food, personal hygiene, household products, and diapers to your neighborhood pantries.  Find your neighborhood pantry here. Please call ahead of time - that way they can tell you exactly what they need.
  • Volunteer
    • ​We ARE still accepting individuals and groups looking to support our work via volunteering.  Individuals can submit your volunteer application here.  
    • Corporations, organizations or other groups looking to lend a hand, you can connect with Kathy Marco at 518-458-1167 x104.


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