“On behalf of our more than 65 food pantries and the 65,000 people they serve, thank you to the Women’s Business Council for supporting critical efforts to make sure people have food across the Capital Region. Now, more than ever, coordinated food assistance efforts are helping people impacted by the pandemic and economic distress. Together we can do more than anyone of us alone. It is an honor to continue our partnership through 2021. #localimpact #endhunger #strongertogether”
– Natasha Pernicka, Executive Director, The Food Pantries of the Capital District
The Capital Region Chamber is thrilled the Women’s Business Council is continuing to partner with The Food Pantries for the Capital District through the end of 2021 as their adopted nonprofit. We look forward to bringing more awareness and support to The Food Pantries for the Capital District through 2021!
– Marna Redding, Vice President Member Services, Capital Region Chamber
“It’s been a year of uncertainty for so many. I am so pleased to announce that the Women’s Business Council of the Capital Region Chamber is proud to have The Food Pantries for the Capital District as our 2021 adopted nonprofit. Now, more than ever, hunger crisis in America is at the highest to help those in need. Food Pantries for the Capital District help fill this need. The WBC is proud to support and help our nonprofit throughout the entire year. No one should ever go hungry!”
-Susan Zongrone, Chair of the Women’s Business Council
In a spirit of cooperation, The Food Pantries for the Capital District believes we can do more together than any one of us can alone. The Food Pantries is a coalition of more than 65 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. The Food Pantries’ vision is to end hunger in the Capital Region. Last year, their member pantries provided approximately 57,853 individuals with enough food for more than 3.2 million meals. Yet with more than 89,000 people (including 27,000 children) affected by food insecurity in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, there is more work to be done.
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