The Beneficiaries

It is our privilege and honor to be able to support the work of these fine organizations and those working tirelessly behind the scenes with them.

Black Farmer Fund is an emerging community investment fund that will provide accessible, favorable financial options for community-driven Black food system actors across New York State. Unlike other traditional funding vehicles, Black Farmer Fund is governed by community members, is directly connected to the community it serves, and looks to build wealth within this community. Further information can be found via their fact-sheet or website.

Feed Albany is a 501(c)3 and NYS registered charity which provides at-risk and in-need individuals in Albany, New York and the Greater Capital Region with access to prepared & packaged meal solutions by utilizing commercial kitchens, unemployed restaurant workers, volunteers and the use of donated vehicles to produce, package and distribute prepared meal solutions.

Food Bank of Central New York has been helping to feed the hungry since 1985. We are the main food supplier to more than 300 emergency food programs – helping fill food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters with food for distribution to people struggling with hunger. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 20,401,802 pounds of food. This is enough food for 17,001,501 meals or 46,579 meals every day! Our service area includes the following 11 counties in central and northern New York: Cayuga Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food to people struggling with hunger through a network of 165 food pantries, meal programs, shelters and other hunger relief agencies in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. The Food Bank also directly serves people in need through the BackPack Program, Kids’ Farmers Markets and Mobile Food Pantries. Through advocacy, education and community partnerships, the Food Bank’s vision is to create a future without hunger for everyone in the Southern Tier. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a member of Feeding America and a regional agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, and was named the 2017 Food Bank of the Year.

For more than 40 years, Foodlink has leveraged the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities in Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Through good stewardship, innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of community partners to address both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. Foodlink’s community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in underserved communities. We empower individuals and families to make healthy choices through nutrition and culinary education initiatives.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. The COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund in particular is directing funds to individual restaurant workers who need relief, non-profit organizations that serve restaurant workers in crisis, and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.

Direct donations may be made via their website, and interested parties can subscribe to their newsletter via this page.