Your financial donation – no matter how big or small – goes a long way at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Because the bulk of its food is donated and it operates very efficiently, the Food Bank is Hands with Coinsable to provide 4 meals worth of food to a hungry person for every dollar donated.


The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley depends upon the support of a generous community to operate.Hands w CurrencyBy filling out our Donation Form and selecting “Any Available Programs” from the pop-up menu, you are indicating you would like your donation to be applied toward the general operations of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

Other Donation Opportunities

Holiday Gift Alternative

During the months of November and December, the Food Bank offers the unique Holiday Gift Alternative program. This program offers people an opportunity to provide a special tribute gift to family, friends, or business associates – in lieu of giving a more traditional holiday present. For a donation of $5 per gift, the Food Bank will send a special holiday card or email to the designated recipient notifying them of the special and unique endowment made in their name. Order Your Cards Here.

Stock Donations

Thank you so much for considering a gift of stock to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Your donation will greatly help those in need in our community. To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please click here and follow three simple steps.

Gift Alternative – In Memory/In Honor

The Food Bank’s Gift Alternative program offers people an opportunity to feed their hungry neighbors by making a donation to the Food Bank in honor of family, friends, and business associates. For a donation of $5.00 or more per gift, the Food Bank will provide a card acknowledging that a financial gift to feed the hungry has been made in the name of the recipient. The Food Bank offers three different types of cards: a memorial card, an “In Honor of” card for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and five specially designed holiday cards.

To pay by credit card: Select the DONATE NOW button located in the upper right side of the home page.

  • For holiday cards select Donation – To Give as Gift.
  • For standard cards select Donation – In Memory/In Honor

Fill in all the key information boxes.  If you have a special message that you would like us to include in the card that we will send to the recipient, please be sure to type it into the box provided below the “Dedication” section. Also click on Send Dedication Acknowledgement.

If you prefer to pay by check: Please mail your donation check, your preferred card (see images below) and your list of recipients to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, 195 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.


To assist our member programs with their important work of feeding those in need, the Food Bank developed a fundraising effort called Adopt-a-Program, or AAP. AAP establishes lines of credit for member agencies to offset their shared maintenance contributions and the costs of purchased food. These credits enable programs to secure more food for their clients. 100% of AAP contributions go on account for member agencies. AAP also allows the Food Bank to extend its reach throughout a 6-county service area, and allows donors to keep their funds in the local community.

The Food Bank solicits AAP donations from churches, community groups, companies, and individuals. Donors may select specific agencies to support or allow the Food Bank to select agencies most in need. Adopt-a-Program helps agencies stretch their food buying power, and enables donors to address local needs in an efficient and effective manner.

For more information about Adopt-a-Program, please call Michael Barbera at 845-534-5344 ext.116 or send us a message via our Contact Form.

Planned Giving

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley has partnered with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Legacy Partnership Program. This partnership allows current and new donors to make contributions to the Food Bank through charitable gift vehicles such as bequests, life insurance, stock, and retirement plans that will benefit the donor by allowing them to enjoy maximum tax benefits while creating a lasting family legacy. Through a planned gift, donors can provide financial support to the Food Bank well into the future.

For more information about Planned Giving, please call Sara Gunn at 845-534-5344 or send us a message via our Contact Form.

Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal

The Food Bank partners with the Jewish community to fight hunger through the Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal. During this appeal, members of the Jewish community generously donate the cost of meals not eaten during the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur as a way to share with their hungry neighbors. You may make a donation here, and be sure to choose Yom Kippur Appeal in the dropdown menu. For more information about the Yom Kippur Hunger Appeal, please call Sara Gunn at 845-534-5344 or send us a message via our Contact Form.