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.

Hard Cider Run – Saturday & Sunday, May 4th and 5thRun, jog, walk (or wog) your way around Warwick Valley Winery, home of Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider. Participants will tackle 3.1 miles through the orchard before being rewarded at the finish line with a glass of the craft hard cider. Donations may be made to the food bank during online registration or on race day. (

Hudson Valley Gives – Wednesday, May 15thA 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 13th– 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 15th – 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 21st  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 – Thursday, November 14th Join us in November at our annual Farm to Fork celebration for an evening of delicious food, cocktails, entertainment and must-have auction items. This is the food bank’s biggest fundraising event of the year and will take place at Villa Borghese in Wappinger’s Falls, NY. The party kicks off at 5:30pm

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 Special Events Coordinator Emily Boone at or 845-534-5344 ext.106