Dr. Anthony Marinello

Honorary Chairperson

Natasha Pernicka

Executive Director

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Dr. Nina Marinallo

Honorary Chairperson

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, The Food Pantries will host our Harvest Evening Celebration at Franklin Plaza in Troy. We and Master of Ceremonies, Joe Donohue, of WAMC will recognize CDPHP and The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department as our 2019 Outstanding Community Partners. We are also recognizing Amy Halloran with the 2019 Sister Mary Coons Award.

Join us for a culinary event you won't want to miss.  The evening will include a Chef's Challenge, silent auction, hors-d'oeuvres, dessert and more!


Last year's event raised more than $75,000 to help fund programs that directly impact the lives of those living in the Capital District that struggle with food insecurity. 


2019 Sister Mary Coons Award Winner - Amy Halloran

Community Sponsors


2019 Outstanding Community Partners

CDPHP and The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department 

Major Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors​

Feature Sponsors​

Thank you to our Food Pantry Chef's Challenge participating chefs and judges:  

  • Chef Brandon Styles of Tipsy Moose Tap and Tavern 
  • Chef Jennifer Hewes of The Point
  • Chef Sainabou Jatta and Chef Carmen Santos of Whole Foods Market 
  • Chef Kizzy Williams of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen 
  • Chef Kyle Macpherson and Chef Joan Porambo of Field Notes
  • Chef Eric Tisaj's and Chef Christina Zullo of Mazzone Hospitality/Prime Business Dining 
  • Chef Dan Hurlbut of Honest Weight Food Co-op
  • The Food Pantries' Member, St. John's/St. Ann's Center.  

Judges included:

  • Dominick Purnomo of Yono's
  • Bailli William Harris of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • Steve Barnes of Times Union 
  • Daniel Berman of Yelp
  • Ashley Dingeman of Saratoga Food Fanatic


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

Along with

October 3, 2019 - Franklin Plaza, Troy

For more information about a sponsorship please contact Community Engagement Manager, Kathy Marco, at Kathy@thefoodpantries.org or 458-1167 x 104.


Thank you to our 2017 Our Sponsors

Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor