WHAT: As part of the State’s Nourish New York initiative holiday distributions, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, in coordination with Catholic Charities, is hosting a drive-through food distribution of New York agricultural products to help people in need. Through Nourish New York, the Regional Food Bank has purchased New York apples from Hudson River Fruit Distributors, eggs from Brey’s Eggs, Chobani yogurt, and cabbage and butternut squash from Black Horse Farms. The event will reach approximately 650 families and support local farmers.
Since the launch of the program, the Regional Food Bank has purchased more than seven million pounds of nutritious foods from farmers through the Nourish New York program, including 2,362,607 pounds of surplus dairy products and 1,380,174 pounds of produce.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (or while supplies last) Monday, November 22, 2021
Interview opportunities 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Metropolitan Baptist Church
105 2nd St.
Albany, NY 12210
WHY: The Nourish New York initiative reroutes New York’s surplus agricultural products (including products produced in the Capital Region) to the populations who need them through the state’s food banks. Because the state’s food banks are buying agricultural products from New York farmers and processors, the Nourish New York program also provides much-needed support for the food producers and farmers who have lost markets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO: NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York CEO Molly Nicol
Contact the Press Office
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235
The Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, New York 13209