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 19: A 24 hour event that unites hundreds of charities across 7 counties in 1 common goal: Give Where You Live

Walk to Fight Hunger – Saturday, June 19: This family friendly event will take place on a gorgeous early summer morning at the Dutchess County Fairground. Sign up yourself or a whole team to raise funds which will go directly toward the mission of the food bank Walk to Fight Hunger – Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York | Mobile Silent Auction | Find an Event Near You | Handbid

The 24th Annual Markertek Open Golf Outing – Saturday, July 10: Markertek’s annual charity golf tournament was established in 1997 and has since raised over $400,000 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

The Farm to Fork Feast – Thursday, October 21 : Join us at our Annual Farm to Fork Feast at The Venue at Winding Hills for an evening of delicious food, prepared by the areas top chefs, and must-have auction items. This is the food bank’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and we are thrilled to be able to gather again and raise awareness about food insecurity in the Hudson Valley.

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.