Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor

THE FOOD PANTRIES FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.3 million meals annually.

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Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Koinonia Primary Care
553 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Description

Drivers would pick up from the Food Farmacy at the Koinonia Primary Care location. The driver will call each client when he/she/they arrive, so the client knows to come out and get their package.

  • Volunteer must use own vehicle.
  • Tuesdays– For 1 hour between 1 pm and 4 pm (you can choose which hour in that time slot)
    • There are 6 homes off Livingston Ave (Arbor Hill/West Hills areas) to be delivered to. More homes may be added
  • Thursdays – For 1 hour between 12 pm and 2 pm (you can choose which hour in that time slot)
    • There are 2 homes in the general Albany Med/downtown area to be delivered to. More homes may be added.
  • 1 Delivery driver for each day, or 1 driver who wants to do both days

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Bethesda House
834 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Description

At main site (834 State St.): 

  • Mondays: Pack food bags from 10 am – 1 pm 
  • Tuesday: Pack food bags from 9 am – 11 am & 1 pm – 2 pm
  • 1 - 2 volunteers needed for each shift 

 

Dining Area at main site:
Monday - Friday
9 am – 4 pm

  • Assist in the kitchen with meal prep and serving 
  • Clean tables and wipe down chairs after guests have eaten 
  • Direct guests in proper movement to ensure social distancing is followed 
  • ​​​​​​​Shifts can be discussed; flexible  
    • ​​​​​​​Shifts
    • ​​​​​​​9 am -11am
    • 1pm – 3:30 pm
    • ​​​​​​​2 pm – 4 pm 
  • ​​​​​​​3 – 4 volunteers needed 

 

Hospitality Center:
Monday - Friday
9 am – 11:30 pm & 1pm – 4:30 pm

  • Work with staff to monitor guests in hospitality center and assist with providing services offered – faxes, phones, laundry, lockers for shelter guests 
  • Help guests follow procedures for safety guidelines  
  • ​​​​​​​1 – 2 volunteers needed  

 


Category
Community Outreach Programs
Description
Canister volunteers solicit and service our grassroots fundraising in local businesses.

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Description
  • Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (one volunteer for each evening) 
  • 3 PM to 6 PM  
  • Weekly commitment 

1 volunteer needed for each shift


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Greater Galway Community Center
2167 Galway Road
Galway, NY 12074
Description
  • Thursdays 12 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Assist with packing bags for clients and help with distribution to clients

Weekly Commitment


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Mechanicville Area Community Service Center
6 S Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Description
  • Thursday afternoons 1 to 2 hours flexible 

  • Pantry needs assistance delivering packed pantry bags to clients 
  • Volunteers will pick up bags at pantry and deliver no direct contact with clients 

2 volunteers needed


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Oakwood Food Pantry
313 Tenth Street
Troy, NY 12180
Description
  • Wednesdays  
  • 9 am – 11 am 
  • Assist unloading the delivery truck and help in the pantry (clean out pantry beforehand and put everything away after)  

Weekly commitment 


Category
Programmatic Outreach
Description
Program-related outreach activities are volunteer opportunities in the community to help with food distribution or information referral.

Category
Office Projects
Location
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
32 Essex Street
Albany, NY 12206
Description

Our delivery drivers could use a hand! 

  • Tuesdays 7 AM to 1 PM 
  • Volunteer will assist with deliveries and paperwork with one of The Food Pantries’ drivers 
  • ​​​​​​​Weekly volunteer commitment 

Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Roarke Center
107 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Description
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday afternoons  
  • 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm
  • Pre-pack bags for clients 
    Take orders over the phone and schedule clients for an appointment  
  • Computer skills preferred, but not mandatory  

*Note: The Roarke Center is not allowing clients into the building at this time 


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Salvation Army Schenectady
222 Lafayette St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Description

Monday – Thursdays *Tuesdays are most important 

  • 9 AM – 12:30 PM 
  • Pack food for distribution  
  • Check outdated produce and discard expired food 
  • Help to date new commodities and rotating food coming in 
  • Restock shelves 
  • Help with distribution of food to clients 
  • Data entry when needed 
  • 2 – 4  volunteers needed
     

Weekly commitment


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM)
839 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Description
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays  
  • Volunteers will make contactless deliveries to clients 
  • Volunteers will drop food off at the client’s front porch and then call them to let them know the delivery has been made 
  • 2 - 3 delivery drivers per day

 

Weekly commitment preferred, 1 day a week (coordinator can be flexible with scheduling)  


Category
Pantry Volunteer
Location
Yate Village
C38 Wood Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308
Description

Yates Village Pantry 
Yates Village Community Center, C38 Wood Ave, Schenectady, NY

  • 3 – 4 volunteers needed; lead volunteer needed
  • Thursdays 9 AM – 11 AM packing food bag  
  • Lead volunteer @ Main Site & Yates Village
    • Coordinate all pantry volunteers at both the main site and Yates Village  

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The Food Pantries for the Capital District, established in 1979, is a 501(c)(3) organization.   32 Essex Street Albany, NY - (518) 458-1167