The Food Pantries for the Capital District

Together, we can do more!

As a coalition of more than 65 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties we are here to help those in our community who need a hand.  In these unprecedented times, The Food Pantries for the Capital District is working diligently to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances that are devastating to our most vulnerable community members.  You can help!

On May 4th of this year, President Biden announced that the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this September. This is the first such conference held in over 50 years.

The goal of the Biden-Harris Administration is to end hunger, and to increase healthy eating and physical activity across the United States by 2030—as well as decreasing diet-related diseases and their associated social disparities. The White House reached out to key stakeholders for input to inform the national plan on how to achieve this goal.

The Food Pantries' Submission to the White House

Click hear to read our input for the September 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Take Action!

Community Food Distribution Calendar

Make a cash donation

Support our 70 pantries with a monetary gift here. Other ways to give, IRA, DAF, Private Foundation, Stock, Legacy Gifts, Corporate Sponsorships and Grants. Contact Development Manager, Angie Weber,, for questions or further conversation. Checks should be made payable to The Food Pantries for the Capital District and sent to 32 Essex St., Albany, NY 12206.

Donate Pantry Items

Donate food, personal hygiene, household products, and diapers to your neighborhood pantries.  Find your neighborhood pantry here. Please call ahead of time – that way they can tell you exactly what they need.

Volunteer individuals

We ARE still accepting individuals and groups looking to support our work via volunteering.  Individuals can submit your volunteer application here.

Corporation individuals

Corporations, organizations, or other groups looking to lend a hand, you can connect with Angie Weber at 518-458-1167 x114.

Download our 2022 Annual Report

What is a food pantry?

For some, a food pantry is a source of emergency assistance. For many, it is a supplement to low or fixed income, loss of income due to illness or job loss, or loss of second income for single parents. Food pantries help provide nutritious food to babies, children, seniors, veterans, and struggling families. Our member food pantries provide enough groceries for a minimum of 3 meals per day for at least 3 days for each person in the household. 

Please click here to learn more about our programs that support more than 65 food pantries

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Thank you to our sponsors