is to address hunger in the Capital District through member food
pantries. We support our pantries by providing funding, purchasing,
collecting and delivering food. We also provide a forum for networking,
coordination of services, education and training.
Statewide, 2.3 million residents rely on emergency food assistance annually (Hunger in America 2010, Feeding America). Families are struggling to keep up and 14.8% of New York State children under the age of 18 are food insecure, meaning their families cannot regularly purchase the food needed for an adequate diet (Hunger in America 2010, Feeding America). The impact of hunger on our Capital Region neighbors results in:
2011* Coalition Community Impact:
*2012 data is currently being collected