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Can You Help?

By on February 26, 2014 in Donate/Volunteer, News & Happenings
Can You Help?

With recent cuts in SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program) More and more people are turning to food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families. To help meet the increasing need, the Food Bank is seeking new sources of food. As this new food comes into the Food Bank, our dedicated volunteers are working hard to sort,  and prepare […]

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Canstruction Jr.

By on January 24, 2014 in News & Happenings
Canstruction Jr.

Come support the “Yes We Can” revolution February 1-7 Canstruction® is an international competition that raises awareness about hunger while facilitating the donation of thousands of pounds of canned food to those in need. Teams of students from The Kildonan School, Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie Day School and The Randolph School will showcase their canned […]

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Ocean State Job Lot Supports The Food Bank!

By on December 9, 2013 in News & Happenings
Ocean State Job Lot Supports The Food Bank!

Ocean State Job Lot celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturdayfor their new store on Rt. 9 W in Poughkeepsie. City officials and local citizens turned out to help make it a festive occassion. Food Bank Director Jan Whitman was there to accept a tracktor trailer of food donated by Job Lot as part of the […]

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Mother Earth’s Helps the Hungry

By on December 6, 2013 in News & Happenings
Mother Earth’s Helps the Hungry

The Holiday season has once again come and gone, and in the spirit of giving Chris & Kevin Schneider, owners of Mother Earth’s Storehouse, have shown their generosity and commitment to alleviating hunger in the Hudson Valley. The brothers recently presented a check for $85,000 to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Through Mother […]

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Jam the Van!

By on November 13, 2013 in News & Happenings
Jam the Van!

Jam the Van Food Drive wrapped up on Sunday November 24th and weighed in at over 12,000 pounds of food and nearly $7,000.00 to help feed our hungry neighbors this Holiday season! Donations of Non-Perishable Food Items & Cash for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley were collected by Mark Bolger and all of our friends at Mix […]

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Stuff the Bus!

By on November 13, 2013 in News & Happenings
Stuff the Bus!

The 16th Annual Friendly Auto Group Stuff The Bus and all the great folks at LITE 92-1, ROCK 93-3, 96-1 KISSFM, WRWD,  1450 WKIP can celebrate another incredible weekend of collecting thousands of pounds of non-perishable food. Thanks to them and all their listeners this food will help stock the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, which […]

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The Hambletonian helps the hungry

By on October 23, 2013 in News & Happenings
The Hambletonian helps the hungry

The Hambletonian Marathon has made a $15,000 donation to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in keeping with its commitment to support the efforts of the Food Bank to provide the food pantries in the area with supplies to keep their pantries open. The Inaugural running of the Hambletonian Marathon & Good Time Trotters […]

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Food Frenzy! The results are in…..

By on October 23, 2013 in News & Happenings
Food Frenzy! The results are in…..

The Hudson Valley Food Frenzy is a six county food drive that engages businesses and organizations of similar size and/or mission in a friendly coalition to collect food and money for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Organized by the Pattern for Progress Regional Fellows Program to fight hunger in the Hudson Valley. The […]

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BackPacks are back!

By on September 30, 2013 in News & Happenings
BackPacks are back!

The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, especially on weekends. The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon. Find out […]

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Congratulations Steve & Shelly!

By on September 27, 2013 in News & Happenings
Congratulations Steve & Shelly!

The Annual Dinner is a special event for the Food Bank and this year it was made even more special as we honored Steve & Shelly Truk. The Turks own and operate the award-winning, Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in Highland as well as America’s Biggest Little Water park, SplashDown Beach in Fishkill. Together they have […]

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