The Food Bank hosts a multitude of events. Whether a food drive at an area grocery store or an evening of dinner and delights, these occasions raise thousands annually to help us fulfill our mission of alleviating hunger in our community. We hope you will join us throughout the year at one, or all, of our fundraisers.

Hudson Valley Gives – Wednesday, May 15: A 24 hour event that unites hundreds of charities across 7 counties in 1 common goal: Give Where You Live
We hope you will choose to make a financial contribution to Food Bank of the Hudson Valley on this day.

The 22nd Annual Markertek Golf Outing  Saturday, July 13: Markertek’s annual charity golf tournament was established in 1997 and has since raised over $245,000.00 for the Food Bank. Markertek employees, along with our vendors and sponsors from all over the country, participate in this friendly, first-class, charitable golf tournament. Full event Sponsorship, along with ‘Special-Tee’ support, fantastic raffle prizes and a full day of golf indulgence have participants raving at an event that sells out every year! For more information, please contact

Burger & Beer Bash – Thursday, August 15: Hudson Valley Magazine’s Burger & Beer Bash brings together all the greatest elements of summer: juicy burgers, cold beer, live music and competition. The Beer and Burger Bash will host local restaurants whose specialty includes burgers.Proceeds from the raffle held at the event will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. (

Walk to Fight Hunger – Saturday, September 21: This family friendly event will take place on a gorgeous early Fall morning at Walkway Over the Hudson Historic State Park. Sign up yourself or a whole team to raise funds which will go directly toward the mission of the food bank.

A Place at the Table This annual event features local restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley that have agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, on a date of their choice during the this week.

Farm to Fork Feast – Thursday, November 12: Join us in November at our Virtual Farm to Fork Feast for an evening of delicious food and must-have auction items. This is the food bank’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

Empty Bowls Empty Bowls is a fundraiser held nationally throughout the year which allows participating artists and groups to create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal. Guests choose a handmade bowl to use at the event and to keep as a special memento. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests contribute a donation. Empty Bowls events can be sponsored by local potters, community organizations and schools. To learn more about hosting an Empty Bowls event to benefit the Food Bank, please contact Director, Sara Gunn, at or 845-534-5344 ext.104.