Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor


​​​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.9 million meals annually.

Photos from the 2019 Harvest Evening Celebration

CDPHP's Harvest Evening Celebration to benefit The Food Pantries for the Capital District is an annual fundraising gala that takes place every October.  This year, Harvest Evening Celebration will feature in-person and virtual activities!  Throughout the month of October, Harvest Evening will feature interactive sessions including wine tasting, beer and cider tasting, and food prep demonstrations. In addition, we will host an in-person VIP Reception and silent auction on October 21st at Franklin Plaza in Troy. There will also be a wine pull and an online silent auction.  

You can support The Food Pantries' nearly 70 food pantries and the more than 65,000 neighbors in need that were helped in 2019 by participating in this year's event. Your participation allows us to provide additional support to pantries in the form of increased food delivery and distribution as need increases and the economic effects of the pandemic continue to unfold. It supports our infant needs program, pop-up produce stands in low-access neighborhoods, community outreach, and volunteer programs.  

Presenting Sponsor

Natasha Pernicka

Executive Director

Major Sponsor 

Title Sponsor

Community Sponsor 


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Robert Lazar, CPA

To register,please the link and complete the form provided. If you wish to register as your organization, click the box in the top right corner of the form titled "Register as a Company." Once you've chosen your ticket option and filled all required fields, click "continue" to review your event registration summary. Click "complete registration" to be sent to our payment screen then, when finished, click submit and you're done! You should receive an email confirming all the information about the event including a reminder of the date and time and a link will be provided.  

Kristen Diesel

​Honorary Chairperson


Kristen Diesel

Joyce Bookstein • Sara Lee and Barry Larner • Richard and Glenna Grant • Ken and Margaret Skinner

Michael Castellana • Crisafulli Brothers, Inc. • Kevin Cleary and Stephanie Sorrentino • Betty ​ DiMaria • Kevin and Maureen Cox
Jean M. Fogarty • Lorraine Ferguson • Lisa Friedman and Meg Hughes •Jill Goodman and Arthur Malkin
• Bill Harris and Holly Katz 
Mark Harris & Melanie Greenspan • Gail Kendall and David Galletly • Kathy Lanni • Gail and Bill Meehan 

 James and Roberta Read • Margie Rector • Jane and Garry Sanders • Stephanie Wacholder and Ira Mendleson III

 R.F. Peck Co., INC • Congressman Paul D. Tonko • Jean M. Watts • Angela Warner • Nancy and Arthur Waugh

  James and Veronica Blendell • Linda and Vincent Colonno • Taryn Davila-Webster • Carole & R. Wayne Diesel • Kristen Diesel 
Steven and Karen Fein • Susan and Lawrence Flesh • Thomas and Darlene Gallagher • Terry and Debora Jordan • Jo Ann LeSage Nelson
Hon. John T. McDonald, III • Natasha Pernicka • Marna and Earl Redding • Ellen Sax • Tracey Slupski, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Gregory Silverman • Onnolee and Larry Smith • John and Susan Sweeney • James and Diana Venter  
 Kara Williams & Benjamin Else • Lisa and Ray Witkowski • Mary Anne Young

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