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CFAN: Community Food Assistance Network

The Community Food Assistance Network (CFAN) is a unified effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, member pantries, and basic needs services. The goal of CFAN is to establish a streamlined referral network that connects people to services. We achieve this by serving as an entry point for referral services and by directing food assistance equitably and efficiently to our community. The CFAN referral system functions to improve the client experience, quality of life, and assist with food security. CFAN also facilitates information sharing, coordinates collective impact activities between stakeholders, and provides a cohesive forum for resource sharing, tools, and support to reduce food insecurity in the Capital District and with partners statewide.

  • Albany Food Farmacy
  • Alliance for Better Health
  • Alliance for Positive Health
  • BrightsideUp
  • Capital Region Eat Smart New York
  • Capital Roots
  • Community Foundation Greater Capital Region
  • Ellis Food Farmacy
  • Fidelis Care
  • Hunger Action Network
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY
  • LifePath
  • Mom Starts Here
  • Pitney Meadows Community Farm
  • Purple Pantry University at Albany
  • Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
  • Russel Sage College Nutrition Department
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare
  • St. Peter’s Health Partners – Community Health and Well Being
  • Albany Damien Center
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
  • Focus Interfaith
  • Grassroots Givers
  • Rensselaer County Department of Health

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NYS-CFAN: New York State Community Food Assistance Network

The New York State Community Food Assistance Network (NYS-CFAN) is a unified effort of community-based food assistance providers and partners to reduce food insecurity in New York state. NYS-CFAN convenes stakeholders across sectors, coordinates collective impact activities, provides a forum for information sharing, and develops a robust network to increase capacity and nutritious food supply to direct food assistance equitably and efficiently to our communities. We are a chorus of friends, neighbors, families, an entire community, and the community-based food assistance providers who help make sure all New Yorkers have access with dignity to high-quality nutritional food.

  • Broome County Council of Churches/CHOW, Broome County
  • Comfort Food Community, Warren & Washington Counties
  • Concerned for the Hungry, Schenectady County
  • Dutchess Outreach, Dutchess County
  • Hunger Action Network of New York State, NYS
  • Hunger Coalition of Otsego County, Otsego County
  • Hunger Free America, National
  • Interreligious Food Coalition (IFC), Onondaga County
  • Interfaith Works of Central NY, Onondaga County
  • NYC Emergency Feeding Collective Purchase, NYC
  • Rockland Community Against Hunger, Rockland County
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare, Fulton & Montgomery Counties
  • The Food Pantries for the Capital District
  • Westside Campaign Against Hunger, NYC