It was a big day at the Food Bank as a big truck from Ocean State Job Lot arrived at our warehouse to deliver 40 thousand pounds of non-perishable food as part of the “Three Square Meals” Program, which is expected this year to bring 78 truckloads of food to 13 food banks in New England and New York, including the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. It is the single largest food donation of its kind made by a private company in the region. The Three Square Meals program this year raised a record $1.4 million, which translates to about 1 million meals for people in need. Job Lot, in what has grown into a holiday tradition, invites customers across seven states to donate $1 at the register through Dec. 31.
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is a member of Feeding America. Feeding America sets standards and acquires food donations from national companies for its 200+ member food banks located throughout the country.
Food Bank Association of NYS
The Food Bank is also a member of the Food Bank Association of New York State. The Association works to end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in New York State.