No Neighbor Hungry

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On June 1, SEFCU in partnership with News10 and iHeart Media launched the No Neighbor Hungry campaign to meet the overwhelming demand in our community to assist individuals and families who were struggling, many for the first time, to feed themselves and their family.  Through the generosity of SEFCU, our members, and the community, we were able to raise $313,724 to support non-profit organizations in our community that stepped up to feed our neighbors. Although the campaign officially concluded on June 30, the need to feed our neighbors continues. We will accept donations for the foreseeable future.  100% of all donations will go to support organizations feeding our neighbors.

South End Children’s Café
Since COVID-19, the South End Children’s Café has expanded their food service to now serve approximately 500 children and their parents/grandparents through regular meal delivery plus emergency food and meals. Weekly delivery to families includes a box of staples such as eggs, butter, bread, fresh vegetables, meat, personal care items, and cleaning supplies. In addition, families receive SEFCU-grown lettuce and hot and cold meals donated from local restaurants. 


Feed Albany
Feed Albany is a 501(c)3 and New York State registered charity which provides at-risk and in-need individuals in Albany, New York and the Greater Capital Region with access to prepared and packaged meal solutions. They are utilizing commercial kitchens, unemployed restaurant workers, volunteers, and donated vehicles to produce, package, and distribute 7,000 prepared meal solutions per week that are distributed by multiple local organizations.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area
A lifeline in Albany and Rensselaer Counties, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is providing 13,000 meals per week, and recently surpassed the 125,000-meal milestone.  They are delivering meals to 11 housing authority sites and also providing meals to the Oakwood Community Center.


Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady
The Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady is the hub of the county’s response to COVID-19. As of the end of May, they have provided 14,000 care packages of food and supplies to those who are in need and/or quarantined, and more 13,600 family dinners prepared at the club since March 23.


Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Saratoga EOC is utilizing their mobile food pantry to be the major provider of food in the county, making 500+ deliveries a week to meet the needs of the community.


Food Pantries for the Capital District
Food Pantries for the Capital District strives to meet the astounding demand to serve pantries throughout the Capital Region. They are the lifeline to the pantry network and in connecting individuals in need to area resources through a hotline.


Catholic Charities
Since 2019 Catholic Charities has been doing massive food distributions in communities they serve.  Last year their soup kitchens served 5,366 people in total. Since the beginning of this year, that number has jumped to 13,366.
 

 

Listen to how your donation will make a difference to Capital Region neighbors:

Interview from June 2, 2020 with Michael Castellana

Interview from June 3, 2020 with Feed Albany

Interview from June 2, 2020 with Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area

Interview from June 5, 2020 with Food Pantries for the Capital District

Interview from June 8, 2020 with Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady

 

Thank you to our Community Partners


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