2010 Hunger Study Results

In 2009, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York participated in a national study of the charitable response to domestic hunger in conjunction with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The study is called Hunger in America 2010 and is based on face-to-face interviews with more than 62,000 clients nationwide, as well as completed…

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Siena Mens Basketball Team Visits The Food Bank

On January 5, members of the Siena men’s basketball team lent a hand in the warehouse of the Regional Food Bank. The warehouse visit coincided with a successful Food Drive held during the Saint’s recent game with Mount St. Mary’s. Over 755 pounds of food was collected during the Food Drive and an additional $750…

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Food Bank Expands It’s Backpack Program

The Regional Food Bank’s backpack program has expanded to include four schools in Albany. Peanut butter, bread, cereal, tuna and pasta are pantry staples filling up backpacks to keep kids from going hungry. These basic items are a critical lifeline for children at-risk for hunger. The program is made possible through the CDPHP annual holiday…

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Citizens Bank Donates 2,000 Turkeys For Holiday

“To make sure that no one misses the traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day this year, Citizens Bank today donated 2,000 turkeys to food pantries throughout the city of Albany and Albany County. The food pantries are members of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York serving hungry and disadvantaged people.“ (The Record) See…

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Heat or Eat?

With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year. Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York,…

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Hunger Strikes

“Nancy Rockwell adds yet another name to her spiral-bound notebook as volunteers scramble in the back, pulling cans of vegetables and boxes of pasta off shelves and sorting them into bags. It’s Thursday, one of the busiest days at Doors for Hope, a thrift shop and food pantry in West Sand Lake that’s changed names…

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