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Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. It collects large donations of food from the food industry for distribution to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a 23-county region of northeastern New York. The Food Bank works in partnership with all segments of the food industry, including manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, growers, and brokers that donate food. This food is stored at the Food Bank’s 62,000-square foot warehouse in Latham and then distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable agencies. In 2014, the Food Bank provided more than 32 million pounds of food to 1,000 agencies. Learn more and please donate!

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*Please bring a non perishable food item to packet pick-up if you would like to give to the local food bank.

Joseph’s House & Shelter

Located in Troy, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to prevent and alleviatehomelessness. So far in 2016 Joseph’s House & Shelter has served 1,000 homeless men, women, and children. The shelter offers services, support, and guidance to homeless individuals, youth, and families. It also offers non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized and respected. Joseph’s House and Shelter guides guests in getting help from community agencies and acts as an advocate to the homeless to address immediate and long-term needs. To contact Joseph’s House of Troy via email:, or by phone: (518) 272-2544. To make a donation in person or by regular mail, their address is: Joseph’s House & Shelter 74 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180. Learn more here.