In support of The Food Pantries For The Capital District, we will be collecting food and cash donations in our lobby from December 9th – December 20th.
From the Food Pantries website: “96,760 people are considered food insecure in our service area. People who are food insecure lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.”
Access to food is a growing concern as hunger is now a chronic problem. Locally, more than 1 in 10 people (11.99%) struggle with having adequate food resources.
If you are visiting our office, please consider bringing in food donations as outlined below – helping the Food Pantries meet the needs of those who need it most. Or, cash donations also go a long way to help. According to the Food Pantries, they can turn every dollar into 6.25 pounds of food!
Last year, we collected 184 pounds of food and $95 in cash. So, in total, we collected 778 pounds of food for local families!
We are looking to do even better this year.
Help us fill these containers!
Here is a list of suggested food items to donate:
Canned Tuna, Canned Salmon, Canned Chicken, Dried Beans, Peanut Butter
Vegetables and Fruit (canned)
Green Beans, Peas, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots, Peaches, Pineapples, Pears, etc. Tomatoes, Canned 100% Juice
Rice/Pasta (Brown/Whole Wheat), Cereals (Whole Grain), Oatmeal, Pancake Mix
Soups (Lentil, Minestrone, Chicken and Rice) Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti) Chili
Condiments, Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Jelly
Foods to Avoid
Home canned food, outdated food, food without labels, glass jars.
They are always in need of food items that are low in fat, sugar and sodium.