Charities

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for our family, health, friends and all the material blessings we have. We hope you will remember those less fortunate and consider making a “Donation of Thanks” to one of our charities as you go through the registration process.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. It collects large donations of food from the food industry for distribution to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a 23-county region of northeastern New York. The Food Bank works in partnership with all segments of the food industry, including manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, growers, and brokers that donate food. This food is stored at the Food Bank’s 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Latham and then distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable agencies. In 2019, the Food Bank provided more than 41 million pounds of food to 1,000 agencies.

*Please bring a non perishable food item to packet pick-up if you would like to give to the local food bank.

Joseph’s House & Shelter

Joseph’s House & Shelter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization
whose mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness. The agency offers outreach, shelter and support services to homeless individuals, youth and families. In 2018 it served more than 1,500 men, women and children from its downtown Troy and Albany facilities. Joseph’s House offers non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized. The agency embraces a Housing First approach, focused on moving the most vulnerable persons in the community into supported permanent housing as quickly as possible.