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!

Community Food Distribution Calendar

Take Action!

Make a cash donation

Donate things

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 2020 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

Download Our Holiday Cookbook

Thank you to our sponsors