Join Albany Broadcasting for the Stuff A Bus Food Drive, Tuesday November 14 at Hannaford Supermarket Latham supporting the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. We’ll be collecting donations from 6am-7pm.
We are collecting food, high need foods include:
- Non-Perishable Food
- Canned Protein (tuna, chicken)
- Canned Entrees (beef stew, ravioli)
- Canned Fruit in Juice
- Canned Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Soup
- Canned 100% Juice
- Bathroom Tissue
- Paper Towels
- Home Canned Food
- Outdated Food
- Food without Labels
Monetary Donations: Your financial donation goes a long way at the Regional Food Bank. Because the bulk of the food distributed is donated, and because the Regional Food Bank operates so efficiently, for every dollar spent, the Food Bank is able to provide $8.00-$10.00 worth of food to hungry people.
To support the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
The Regional Food Bank was created by a group of food pantry coordinators and anti-hunger advocates in June 1982. The Food Bank operated for seven years in a commercial storage warehouse, and in 1989 moved into a newly constructed 21,000 square-foot warehouse. The Food Bank outgrew this facility in less than four years and moved its operation to a modern 42,000 square-foot warehouse in 1993. In 2004, the Food Bank completed a major renovation project to significantly expand its warehouse storage space in an effort to meet the ever-growing requests for food assistance. The Food Bank now has a 62,000 square-foot building to accommodate donations.
In 1990, the Regional Food Bank opened a branch facility in the lower Hudson Valley to increase donations from food companies and improve services to agencies in this region. This branch, called Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, is housed in a 55,000 square-foot warehouse in Cornwall-on-Hudson in Orange County.
Together, the Regional Food Bank and Food Bank of the Hudson Valley provide more than 35 million pounds of food each year to 1,000 member agencies in the 23 counties. The Food Bank’s service area encompasses 41% of the landmass of New York State.