Smarter Food Pantries

Healthy Food Drive Initiative

Did you know that over 140,000 people are food insecure in the Capital Region? That’s one out of every ten people! Help those in need in your community have access to healthier food by running your own Nourish Your Neighbor, Healthy Food Drive!

A healthy food drive emphasizes more nutritious foods such as brown rice, low-sodium canned veggies, nuts and seeds and 100% fruit juice. It's easy to get started and we provide all the materials you will need free-of-charge.

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A BIG Thank You!

Our Community Nutrition Educator Kim received a BIG thank-you note from students at Watervliet Elementary! Kim teaches youth about the principles of Go, Slow and Whoa Foods to help them make smart food choices.

Agency Spotlight


Capital Region Eat Smart New York would like to salute our partner CONCERNs-U! A multi-faceted agency they offer a food pantry, crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, case management, and holiday projects.