Healthy Food Drive

Food pantries fill the gap for families that struggle to make ends meet, but many of the donations they typically receive are high in sugar, fat, sodium, and calories, and often lack other important nutrients. This can be especially hard on children and those living with chronic disease.

A healthy food drive emphasizes more nutritious foods such as brown rice, low-sodium canned veggies, nuts and seeds, 100% fruit juice, etc.

Organize any group such as employees, clients, sports teams, school groups or church members and give back to your community by hosting a healthy food drive.

We have all the resources you need and can provide you with food donation bags, healthy shopping lists, food collection bin posters, promotional flyers, promotional resources and publicity. All of the materials are free, compliments of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York Program. In return, we ask for basic information about your food drive, including the types of food collected.

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The Impact of Hunger and Food Insecurity

Eye-opening facts on hunger and food insecurity in America.

Hunger & Health Facts

Learn why healthy food drives are essential!


A powerful video from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. 

Partner Spotlight

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center

All 4 locations recently participated in a Healthy Food Drive as part of 31 Drives in 31 Days! (Their new Watervliet location was under construction!)