Food funding allocations for more than 65 local food pantries
Food delivery at no cost to local food pantries
Our Food Access Referral Line will connect you to your nearest food pantry if you need help right now (518-458-1167 x108)
Given unprecedented times, #TheFoodPantries is working diligently to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances threatening our most vulnerable neighbors.
How to join us:
Cash contributions — rather than donating cans or dried goods — can more efficiently shore up food stocks. To donate, you can text endhungerTFP to 41444. Or, visit our website here: http://bit.ly/33renUx
We are accepting individuals and groups looking to support our work via volunteering. Our local food pantries are in danger of losing many of their at-risk volunteers and can use your help. To get involved contact us at 518-458-1167 x104 or fill out this volunteer application: http://bit.ly/2U3H6M5
From the desk of Natasha Pernicka, Executive Director of The Food Pantries of the Capital District.
As you know, today we should have been coming together to learn from past Women of Excellence awardees on perseverance. Instead, we are all faced with many unknowns. Given unprecedented times, The Food Pantries for the Capital District is working diligently to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances that are devastating to our most vulnerable community members.
Do you know someone who is in need of food/hygiene products/diapers/formula?
The Food Pantries is dedicated to keeping our Food Access Referral Line open to provide the most up-to-date resource information for local food pantries and food access (schools/pop-up food drops) programs for those seeking assistance. Call 518-458-1167 extension 108 for a referral.
Distributing millions of pounds of food and monetary resources annually, The Food Pantries is a critical lifeline to our network of more than 65 Capital Region food pantries. Service coordination and information sharing are key to our most vulnerable community members accessing food at this point. We are prioritizing our food delivery, service coordination, and food access referral line at this critical juncture.
We are fully committed to keeping our local food pantries stocked and providing the most up to date information about food access resources to those in need. Working together we can do more than anyone of us alone. In this uncertain time, we would be so grateful for the support of the WBC. And you can be certain that your support will make a difference right here, right now, in our capital region neighborhoods. You can make a gift online or text “endhungerTFP” to 41444
On behalf of our food pantries, the 65,000 people they serve, and those who for the first time may need to turn to food pantries for help – thank you for helping us feed the hungry during this crisis.
2020 is a milestone year for Capital Region CANstruction! CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition/food and fund drive that connects talented architecture, engineering, and contracting (AEC) professionals who build colossal structures out of canned food items, all of which are then used to feed our neighbors struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Help us celebrate the 10th year of Capital Region CANstruction by supporting your Women’s Business Council Hunger Heroes team.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and Staff, I extend my deepest appreciation to the Women’s Business Council of the Capital Region Chamber for selecting the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York as your 2019 Adopted Non-Profit. I also extend my deepest gratitude to CapCom Federal Credit Union for your sponsorship of the Women’s Business Council and the Adopted Non-Profit program. We have had such an amazing year working with all of you!
We had several goals as we entered this partnership. First, we wanted to educate members of the Women’s Business Council about epilepsy to bring awareness to this disorder which will affect 1 in 26 people in our lifetime. Rarely, is a friend, family or business not affected by this often misunderstood disorder.
Second, we wanted to put a face to epilepsy by introducing you to local women, professionals in our community, who are living with epilepsy themselves, or caring for a family member with epilepsy. Many of you approached me as well to share your own personal connection to epilepsy.
Our third goal was to teach everyone how to recognize a seizure and be able to provide very basic first aid for someone having a seizure. We have seizure first aid posters available if you would like to post one at your place of employment. While our year as the Adopted Non Profit is over, we can still come to your place of business and provide training on seizure recognition and first aid for your employees at no cost. Just mention that you are a member of the Women’s Business Council.
While we accomplished these three preliminary goals, we actually accomplished SO MUCH MORE. We made so many new friendships and connections. We are sad to see our year as the Adopted Non-Profit come to an end. And yet, we are so thankful to all of you for all the money that has been raised, and all of the awareness that has been generated. Thank you for purchasing raffle tickets at the events, and for your generous donations at Women of Excellence, Bold in Business, and the recent Holiday Party. We are pleased to report that we raised a total of $11,957 throughout the year!
This money is being used to support our Care and Cure Initiative. This initiative provides programs and services for people who are living with epilepsy today, and it also provides hope for tomorrow by enabling more research for both better treatments and eventually a cure. Your donations have sent children with epilepsy to summer camp, supported our college scholarship program, and helped support many of our free programs and services in the community.
If you like what you have learned about epilepsy and our organization over the past year, and would like to get more involved, please reach out to me at email@example.com. There are many ways that you can become involved in our organization, including joining our Board of Directors or volunteering on one of our special event committees.
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 32nd Annual Confections in Chocolate gala which will be held on March 21st at Glen Sanders Mansion. Please reach out to me if you would like to attend or volunteer at this event.
The Epilepsy Foundation could never have the impact that we do without the incredible support of the business community. Thank you again for choosing us as your Adopted Non-Profit, and for making 2019 a special year for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.
Our 2019 Adopted Nonprofit, The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York needs your help! Please vote for them (one vote per day) starting on Thursday, November 14th, so they can win $10,000 in FREE advertising from the Times Union. Prizes like this are huge for non-profits as it helps spread their mission and help the families affected by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Family Conference is a signature education activity unique to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY.
The goal of this event is to offer information and education on epilepsy-related topics to those who are affected by epilepsy, as well as healthcare professionals. This conference includes topics relevant to both adult and pediatric epilepsy patients. For the first time, the conference will be broadcast live on Facebook! The conference will be taking place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Hearst Media Center (645 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211). Check-in begins at 11:00 and the program is from 11:30 am – 3:45 pm. Lunch will be served. Register for the conference by joining either in-person or on Facebook Live and view the agenda: http://bit.ly/EFNENYFamilyConf2019
Join the 2019 WBC Adopted Non-Profit to help raise awareness.
During National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation is urging the public to remember #StaySafeSide, which are the steps in seizure first aid. Everyone can visit www.epilepsy.com/firstaid to learn more and download a seizure first aid poster, or contact Katelyn Markellos at firstname.lastname@example.org to request one be mailed.