Donations - Monetary

Donate to the Food Bank Association. Monetary donation are always needed to keep our organization running. Your donations help us supply food to 3 million people who depend on the food banks, and your donations are tax deductible as well!!

Donations can be mailed to:

Food Bank Association of New York State

235 Lark Street

Albany, NY 12210

Donations - Food

Your local Food Bank relies on donations from individuals, retailers, growers and manufacturers to keep their warehouse full and serve your community.

The Food Bank Association is comprised of ten food banks in New York State. This includes:

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Albany Area)

The Food Bank For New York City

Long Island Cares (the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge, Long Island)

The Food Bank of Western New York (Buffalo)

Foodlink (Rochester)

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira)

The Food Bank For Westchester (Elmsford)

The Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse)

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall, near Newburgh)

Island Harvest (Mineola)

City Harvest (New York City)

Food Bank





Food Bank Assoc.

Executive Director

Sharon Smith

Food Bank Association of NYS

235 Lark Street

Albany, NY 12210

(518) 433-4505

(518) 433-4506

Food Bank For NYC

Dan Cinquemani

Food Bank For New York City

355 Food Center Drive

Bronx, NY 10474

991-4300 Ext. 3231

Food Bank of Western NY

Justin Guerin

Food Bank of Western New York

91 Holt Street

Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 852-1305

(716) 852-7858 (fax)


Shawn Poutre


1999 Mt. Read Boulevard

Rochester, NY 14615

(585) 413-4074

(585) 328-9951 (fax)

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Melissa Knowles

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

388 Upper Oakwood Ave.

Elmira, NY 14903

(607) 796-6061

(607) 796-6028 (fax)

Long Island Cares

Peter Braglia

Long Island Cares, Inc.

10 Davids Drive

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 582-3663

(631) 273-2184

Regional Food Bank Northeastern NY

Joanne Dwyer

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

965 Albany-Shaker Road

Latham, NY 12110

(518) 786-3691

(518) 786-3004 (Fax)

Food Bank For Westchester

Toby Pidgeon

Food Bank for Westchester

200 Clearbrook Road

Elmsford, NY 10523

(914) 923-1100

(914) 923-1198 (fax)

Food Bank of Central NY

Peter Ricardo

Food Bank of Central New York

7066 Interstate Island Road

Syracuse, New York 13209

(315) 437-1899

(315) 434-9629 (fax)

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

Ron VanWarmer

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

195 Hudson St., Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520

(845) 534-5344

(845) 534-5256 (fax)

Island Harvest

Migdalia Otero

Island Harvest

199 Second Street

Mineola, NY 11501

(631) 873-4775 x203

(516)747-6843 (fax)

City Harvest

Food Sourcing Team

City Harvest

6 East 32nd St 5th floor

NY, NY 10016

(646) 412-0758

(646) 412-0764 (fax)

Donation drop off

Food banks can accept donations from a few bags of food to truck loads.

Donation pick up

To arrange a pick up by one of our trucks, please contact your local Food Bank.

Making a donation of food is easy and rewarding. Below are just a few of our partnership with various industries. If you would like to make a donation and need to know the location of your nearest food bank, contact the , Association. Or you can call one of the individuals listed in the chart above. They will talk to you to arrange pick-up or your product.

Farm Donations

The Food Bank Association has established a very strong partnership with NY Farm Bureau. By partnering with the NY Farm Bureau, food banks from all across the state are able to receive donations of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and other farm-related goods from thousands of local farms. The donation program allows farmers to donate their product all year long, at any food bank in New York State. The food banks will arrange pick-up, weigh-in products, and give the donor a receipt for tax purposes. For more information on how farmers can help us feed the hungry through the donation of excess or surplus produce.

Transportation / Truckers

Many truckers are not aware of the Food Bank Association and the role we play in directing donors (both producers and transporters) to the eight regional food banks located across New York State. Oftentimes food producers, supermarkets, and trucking companies are faced with deciding what to do with excess product. With other shipments waiting and schedules to be made, do producers warehouse excess product? Have truckers haul it to another location? Dump it? Oftentimes truckers have perfectly good product that is refused (for whatever reason) and they need to get to their next destination with an empty truck. What do they do? This dilemma is often compounded when they are in a part of the state where they do not know where to find a place to donate their product. Good news is that food banks can often take it off your hands. The food banks can also give you documentation enabling donors to take credit for donations when taxes are filed. For more information on where to make a donation call The Food Bank Association at (518) 433-4505.

Supermarkets / Convenience Stores

How can the supermarkets, convenience stores, and other retailers help our mission to end hunger? Businesses often serve as the best supporters of the food banks. By donating goods to the food banks, stores often find that food items close to their expiration date, cosmetically damaged goods, or surplus items, need not go to waste. These goods can be donated to local food banks. Donations of these food items cuts down on the waste of perfectly good, though unsaleable, food; reduces the amount of product that needs to be discarded and land-filled; and affords interested and civic-minded companies a tax deduction. Overall, these charitable donations help alleviate hunger in one's community.

Venison Donation Program

Many farmers, hunters, processors, partners, individuals and sportsmen's federations, have assisted the Venison Donation Coalition with their efforts. Since 2000, together they coordinated the collection and distribution of over 400,000 pounds of ground venison - highly nutritious, low fat, high protein meat - for distribution by food banks to those in need. For more information access the Venison Donation web page at: