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 annual Hudson Valley Food Frenzy Food Drive is held each year in November.
Prizes are awarded to the organizations that collect the most donations. All donations are directed to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to help stock the Food Bank’s warehouse.
Find out more about Food Frenzy and how you can participate.
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley serves Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties. The program capitalizes on Pattern for Progress’s commitment to regionalism and the benefits of collaboration to create a regional response to hunger in the Hudson Valley. “Local businesses and organizations really stepped up to the plate these past years to support the Food Frenzy,” said Howard Protter, managing partner of Jacobowitz and Gubits. “The competitive nature of the event and the desire to make a change in the local community helped propel the project beyond our expectations. The need is still very real for many individuals and families in our region and the Pattern Fellows want to continue to help.” “Pattern for Progress encourages nine counties to collaborate as one Hudson Valley region on issues that matter most to our quality of life. In driving this regional competition that will serve the most needy throughout the Hudson Valley, the Pattern Fellows continue to demonstrate their commitment to this focus,” said Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of the Hudson Valley public policy not-for-profit.
Participating organizations can collect donations of both food and money. Participants are, Jacobowitz & Gubits (Walden) Finkelstein & Partners (Newburgh), Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC, and The Ruby Group. Every dollar raised translates to four meals that can be provided.
A Place at the Table invites Hudson Valley restaurants to join the fight against hunger by donating 10% of their sales for one day during a week in September, to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Diners are encouraged to eat at participating restaurants committed to the event.
Check back soon for a complete list of participating restaurants
This year A Place At The Table will be held Sunday, September 21st – Saturday, September 27th.
Funds raised will allow the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to continue working with the food industry to alleviate hunger, prevent food waste, increase the amount of food available to its more than 390 member agencies and expand the services it provides in the Hudson Valley.