Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal

The Food Bank partners with the Jewish community to fight hunger through the Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal. During this appeal, members of the Jewish community generously donate the cost of meals not eaten during the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur as a way to share with their hungry neighbors. For more information about the…

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Neighbors in Need

We have many neighbors in need after Hurricane Irene. We are currently working with NY SEMO and the National Guard to ensure those stranded by the hurricane get the food they need. Sunmark FCU is collecting water and non-perishables at all of their branches, Hannaford is taking donationg at their registers, and the Food Bank greatly appreciates the…

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A Taste of Rensselaer County Canceled Due to Tropical Storm Irene

Given the recent weather and the large impact Tropical Storm Irene has had on the region including farms in Rensselaer County, Rensselaer County Farm Bureau and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are canceling this year’s A Taste of Rensselaer County. Originally scheduled to be held on September 14, 2011, A Taste of…

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Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) – It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive. The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Nearly 46 million Americans receive food stamps…

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From Farm to Food Bank: A Visit to Black Horse Farms

Every year, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives donated produce from over 60 local farmers. These successful farm/Food Bank relationships helped the organization distribute over 1.2 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2010. The decade-long partnership between the Food Bank and Black Horse Farms in Coxsackie, NY has been especially…

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