The Women’s Business Council’s Adopted Nonprofit program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local nonprofit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for members of the Women’s Business Council (WBC). Since its inception, the program has raised more than $62,000 for local nonprofits and has helped increase visibility for many worthy organizations in our region.
The 2020 Women’s Business Council’s Adopted Nonprofit is the Food Pantries for the Capital District. 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.
Throughout 2020, the WBC will collaborate with the Food Pantries for the Capital District to raise awareness and funds at WBC programs and at the WBC holiday fundraiser in December.