Press Release Archive

Food Bank of Central New York Needs Help from Community to Win 60,000 Grant

Food Bank of Central New York needs help from the community to win a $60,000 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Grant from WalMart. On Monday September 15, people are able to visit an online voting system at www.walmart.com/fighthunger once a day to vote.

Beacon Golf Center to Host Event to Support Food Bank of Central New York

On Saturday, September 13 from 9am until 9pm, Beacon Golf Center will host an event to support the Food Bank of Central New York.

Senator David J. Valesky To Host Electronic Recycling Event

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will host an electronics recycling event in partnership with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Time Warner Cable on Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot at 5801 E. Taft Rd., North Syracuse.

Food Bank of Central New York Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Food Bank of Central New York is pleased to announce three new board members, beginning their fiscal year of July 2014.

Fairgoers Have Several Opportunities to Support Food Bank of Central New York

The great New York State Fair brings together the best food, music, rides, games, exhibits, animals, agriculture and so much more of all the things that make New York State special. This year, fairgoers will also have four different opportunities to support the Food Bank of Central New York.

Food Bank of Central New York Summer Food Service Program 2014

Food Bank of Central New York announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Country Music Sensations Jerrod Niemann/Love and Theft To Play Benefit Concert at Vernon Downs Thursday, July 3rd!

Owner sets donation goal of $100,000 to benefit the Food Bank of CNY

Miles for Meals to Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

5K fun run and walk presented by Lockheed Martin

The Food Bank of Central New York Accepts $50,000 Donation from Dot Foods’ new Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

Donation Could Provide 130,500 Meals to Hungry Families in central and northern New York; Part of Nationwide $462,500 Donation

Working Together to End Hunger Will Be Focus of Food Bank’s 25th Annual Conference

Food Bank of Central New York will host its 25th Annual Member Programs Conference & Community Awareness Day on Friday, April 25th at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway in Liverpool.

Central New York’s Large-Scale Railway Society presents Family Train Day to benefit Food Bank of Central New York

On Saturday, April 12, from 10am until 1pm, the Central New York Large-Scale Railway Society will host Family Train Day. This event is free and fun for families with young children.

SavorSyracuse will be held on Thursday, April 10

Great food and fun will be enjoyed by all that attend SavorSyracuse 2014!

Wegmans to Check Out Hunger in Support of Food Bank of Central New York

Wegmans will host their annual Check Out Hunger campaign to raise funds for Food Bank of Central New York.

Boilermaker Announces Food Bank of Central New York is a 2014 Charity Bib Participant

The Boilermaker Road Race revealed the charities involved in the 2014 Boilermaker Charity Bib Program.

Food Bank Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded Food Bank of Central New York a grant in the amount of $13,900.

Sport Management Club at SU raises over $30,000 during Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is excited to announce it raised $30,500.00 for Food Bank of Central New York at its 9th Annual Charity Sports Auction.

Can It! Bring Donations to February 15 Men's Basketball Game

Fans will not only get an opportunity to watch an exciting men’s basketball game between the Syracuse Orange and the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Carrier Dome.

Tops Friendly Markets to Check Out Hunger

Tops Friendly Markets will again host their annual Check Out Hunger campaign to raise funds for Food Bank of Central New York.

EveryWare Global to Donate $1,500 to Food Bank of Central New York

Oneida Ltd., a division of EveryWare Global Inc. and world leader in the tabletop industry, will present the Food Bank of Central New York with a check in the amount of $1,500 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:30am.

SU and Steiner Sports Hold Online Auction To Benefit Food Bank

The Sport Management Club at Syracuse University, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, is holding an online auction of premium items https://auction.steinersports.com/catalog.aspx now through January 6, 2014. Select the SU Food Bank Auction to view all the items available.

SU Sports Charity Auction to Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University announced Food Bank of Central New York as the beneficiary for its Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction.

Bet The Farm Winery & Gourmet Market Announces Initiative to Help Support Food Bank

Bet the Farm Winery & Market recently announced that during the month of November a portion of the proceeds every bottle of Bet the Farm wine sold at their shop in Aurora, NY will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York.

Midas Auto Service & Tire Discount Food Drive

Stop by any Syracuse area Midas November 11th-January 1st with canned food items and you will receive 1% off of your total bill for each can donated – up to 10%!

Syracuse Insurance Community Donates $8,650 to Food Bank of Central New York

Funds were raised at annual Syracuse Insurance Day in October.

Price Chopper Supermarkets to Participate in Check Out Hunger Campaign

rice Chopper supermarkets will present customers with the opportunity to “Check Out Hunger” this fall.

Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant Charity Event to Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

Officials representing Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. announced plans for a special charity event on Tuesday, Nov. 19th at its 15 locations across the U.S. – the purpose of which is to help feed 1,000 people in each of the 15 markets served by the restaurant chain.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Central New York Teams Announce Partnership

Dunkin’ Donuts today announced it will donate one pound of coffee to Food Bank of Central New York for every goal scored at home this season by the Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse Silver Knights, Utica Comets, and for every point scored at home by the Syracuse University football team.

SU Sport Management Club Announces Food Bank of Central New York as Beneficiary for Annual Charity Sports Auction

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University will hold its Ninth Annual Charity Sports Auction on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Carrier Dome.

PriceRite to Help Check Out Hunger

PriceRite supermarket will present customers with the opportunity to help eliminate hunger during their upcoming Check Out Hunger campaign.

Donations Raised from Sales of 2012–13 Deck of City Dining Cards: Syracuse

City Dining Cards presented a check for $1,663 to Food Bank of Central New York— a donation was raised from sales of the 2012-13 deck of City Dining Cards: Syracuse.

Safelite AutoGlass Raises $11,900 for Food Bank of Central New York

Safelite AutoGlass partnered with Food Bank of Central New York to raise awareness and funds for their hunger-relief mission during the NYS Fair.

Senator Valesky Will Host Electronic Recycling Event

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will host an electronics recycling event in partnership with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Time Warner Cable on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot at 5801 E. Taft Rd., North Syracuse.

C-NS Students Organize Hallowrun for Hunger to Support Food Bank of Central New York

The Hallowrun for Hunger is a 5K chased by zombies through the woods along the shores of Oneida Lake.

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month across the United States and right here in Central New York.

Farm Credit East Donates Fresh Produce to Community Food Charities

Farm Credit East has always been active in the Northeast agriculture community, but this summer, the financial cooperative’s involvement in the local community took a unique approach.

Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York at Vernon Downs to Fight Hunger

Food Bank of Central New York and the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association are pleased to announce their partnership at Vernon Downs on Saturday, August 17.

Safelite AutoGlass to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York at NYS Fair to Fight Hunger

Food Bank of Central New York and Safelite AutoGlass® are pleased to announce their new partnership.

Special Reception to meet the Food Bank’s new Executive Director

On Tuesday, August 13, a special reception will be held for the community to meet Food Bank of Central New York’s new Executive Director, Kathleen Stress.

Onondaga County Parks to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York

Onondaga County Parks and Food Bank of Central New York are excited to announce their new partnership to help feed the hungry in Onondaga County and beyond.

Woodforest Charitable Foundation Supports Food Bank of Central New York

SYRACUSE, NY (7/30/2013) - Woodforest Charitable Foundation has donated $2,745 to Food Bank of Central New York to support the fight against hunger in our local community.

Syracuse Nationals to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York to Fight Hunger

The Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the Northeast, will roll into Syracuse on July 19 – 21 at the NYS Fairgrounds.

Kathleen Stress to Lead Food Bank of Central New York

On Monday, July 8, Kathleen Stress will move into the role of executive director of Food Bank of Central New York.

Food Bank of Central New York Golf Open to be Held on Tuesday, July 9

Food Bank of Central New York’s annual Golf Open will return to The Links at Sunset Ridge in Marcellus on July 9, 2013.

Food Bank Applauds Senators Gillibrand and Schumer for Protecting Food Assistance

Food Bank of Central New York praises Senators Gillibrand and Schumer from New York for signing a letter supporting full funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the upcoming Farm Bill.

Finger Lakes Wineries Donate $15,253.16 to Regional Food Banks

A Celebration of Charity, Wine & Food, and Wine Education

SavorSyracuse will be held on Thursday, April 11

SavorSyracuse is the premier gourmet tasting gala to benefit Food Bank of Central New York. This year’s event will take place on April 11, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Holiday Inn at 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY.

Tom Slater, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York, announces his retirement

Tom Slater, the Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York for 18 years, has announced his retirement.

Boilermaker Race bibs available through Food Bank of Central New York

The Boilermaker Road Race has provided Food Bank of Central New York with 20 entries for the 2013 run as part of a new charity bib program.

Tickets for SavorSyracuse currently on sale

This year’s event will take place on April 11, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Holiday Inn at 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY.

King Ferry Winery donates $4,415 to Food Bank of Central New York

Lev Saltonstall, Regional Coordinator for King Ferry Winery was at Food Bank of Central New York on Friday, February 22, 2013 to present a check for $4,415.

Oneida LTD raises $7,110 for Food Bank

Oneida Company Store in Sherrill, NY will be the location of a $7,110.00 check presentation by Oneida Ltd. to the Food Bank of Central New York on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Can It! Food Drive Will Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

"Can It!” is an interfaith initiative at Syracuse University that kicks off on campus this month to collect canned food and monetary donations at the men's basketball game against Georgetown on February 23.

Carol Watson Greenhouse holds garage sale to benefit Food Bank of Central New York

Carol Watson Greenhouse, located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road, Lafayette, NY, will be the site of a garage sale fundraiser to benefit Food Bank of Central New York.

Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans to Check Out Hunger

Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans will once again be holding Check Out Hunger to raise funds for Food Bank of Central New York.

Walmart Associates award $50k grant to Food Bank

The Walmart Foundation has announced that Food Bank of Central New York will be awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 through the Associate Choice Program.

Panera Bread partners with Food Bank to fight hunger

Panera has designated the Food Bank as the recipient of their Community Breadbox donation program at nine locations throughout the region.

H&R Block accepting donations for Food Bank

H&R Block will be partnering with Food Bank of Central New York to fight hunger in the community

MetLife Foundation awards $35,000 grant to Food Bank

MetLife Foundation has announced a $35,000 grant to the Food Bank of Central New York.

Gordon Biersch to Open at Destiny USA December 10

Brewery Restaurant to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York

Wagner Farms of Rome donates 28,000 lbs of produce to Food Bank

Wagner Farms in Rome has donated a shipment of fresh produce to Food Bank of Central New York.

A Capella Against Hunger event to benefit Food Bank

Syracuse University Honor students are joining with a campus a cappella group to host a benefit concert for Food Bank of Central New York.

Christmas Light Show to Help Feed Hungry

The Koehler family of East Syracuse will be using their annual Christmas light display to benefit Food Bank of Central New York.

Silver Knights announce food drive to benefit Food Bank

The Syracuse Silver Knights will be hosting a “Silver Saturday” food drive on November 24, 2012.

Hofmann Donated 48,000 Hot Dogs to CNY Charities

Just in time for the holiday season, the Hofmann Sausage Company donated 24,000 hot dogs each to the Food Bank of Central New York and the Rescue Mission of Syracuse for a total of 48,000 hot dogs

Price Chopper Helps “Check Out Hunger” During November

Price Chopper supermarkets will present customers with the opportunity to “Check Out Hunger” throughout November.

PriceRite supermarket to make donation to Food Bank

PriceRite supermarket will celebrate their opening in Syracuse with a charitable donation to Food Bank of Central New York

Oneida Store Offers Discount to Help Fight Hunger

Oneida Company Store and Clearance Center in Sherrill, NY is offering a “Spoonful for Hunger”, a promotion to help fight hunger in Upstate New York.

KeyBank awards $15,000 grant to Food Bank of Central New York

KeyBank Foundation has announced that it will be providing Food Bank of Central New York with a grant of $15,000 to support the acquisition and distribution of food to people in need in central and northern New York.

City Dining Cards on Sale to Benefit the Food Bank

City Dining Cards featuring Syracuse area restaurants are on sale now! Proceeds from sales will benefit the Food Bank of Central New York

Food Bank of Central New York receives fourth consecutive Four Star rating from Charity Navigator

Food Bank of Central New York has received a coveted 4 star rating from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year.

Bruce Springsteen donates concert tickets to benefit Food Bank of Central New York

Bruce Springsteen has long been an avid supporter of Food Banks, and in advance of his August 29th show at Vernon Downs, the Grammy winning star has lent a hand to Food Bank of Central New York.

Sutherland Global Services Donates Jeans Day Money

Sutherland Global Services has donated $2,046 to Food Bank of Central New York.

Bully Hill announces initiative to aid Food Bank

Bully Hill Vineyards, in partnership with their distributor Southern Wine and Spirits of Upstate New York, will be donating one dollar to regional New York State Food Banks for every case of Bully Hill wines sold from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Citizen's Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to fight childhood hunger

Citizens Bank Foundation provides $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Central New York to help fight childhood hunger during the summer.

Bond volunteers help out at Food Bank

On June 27th, staff from Bond, Schoeneck and King volunteered at Food Bank of Central New York’s distribution center as part of the law firm’s Bond Community Service Day.

Food Bank of Central New York Golf Open to be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Food Bank of Central New York’s Golf Open will return to The Links at Sunset Ridge in Marcellus on July 10, 2012.

Jeff Gural, Owner of Vernon Downs Casino

All Proceeds To Be Donated to the Food Bank of Central New York! As a way of giving back to the community, all proceeds from the ticket sales for the July 5th America concert will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York. In addition, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural, has decided he will now personally donate $10.00 to the Food Bank of Central New York for every ticket sold for the concert. So, for every ticket sold, $20 will go to the Food Bank of CNY.

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton partners with Food Bank of Central New York

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Syracuse will be contributing funds from their room rates to Food Bank of Central New York throughout the summer season.

Summer meal program gets support from Woodforest Charitable Foundation

Woodforest Charitable Foundation has donated $1,805 to Food Bank of Central New York to support the Summer Food Service Program.

“Drive Out Hunger” being held by Onsite and Andretta to benefit Food Bank of Central New York

Drive Out Hunger, a golf tournament held by Onsite and Andretta companies to raise funds for hunger relief, will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at Beaver Meadows golf course in Phoenix, NY.

Lockheed Martin Employee Drive Benefits the Food Bank of Central New York New York

Lockheed Martin presents the Food Bank of Central New York with a load of nonperishable food items donated by employees as well as a monetary contribution.

Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry

Personal Fitness Gym will be the site of the “Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry” fundraiser for Food Bank of Central New York. Randy Sabourin, owner of the gym, came up with the idea to incorporate charitable giving into his facility’s Spring Open House event. On Saturday, April 21, 2012, the gym will be offering three hours of fitness classes and personal training to the public in exchange for a donation of $20.

SavorSyracuse Tickets on sale now

SavorSyracuse is the premier gourmet tasting gala to benefit Food Bank of Central New York. This year’s event will take place on April 26, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and will be held at the Holiday Inn at 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY. Guests will enjoy delicious samplings from more than 40 of our region’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries. Tickets for SavorSyracuse are currently available for purchase at savorsyracuse.org, or by contacting the Food Bank directly at (315) 437-1899 x249. The cost is $70 per guest, with discounts for higher volume purchases.

King Ferry Winery donates $4,405 to Food Bank of Central New York

King Ferry Winery owner Peter Saltonstall was at Food Bank of Central New York on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 to present a check for $4,405. The winery generated the donation directly from tasting fees, with $1 from each $3 fee going to the charity.

Carol Watson Greenhouse holds garage sale to benefit Food Bank of Central New York.

Carol Watson Greenhouse, located at 2980 Sentinel Heights Road, Lafayette, NY, will be the site of a garage sale fundraiser to benefit Food Bank of Central New York. The sale will be held from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, February 26. Store hours: Wed-Sat 10am - 5pm and Sun noon-5pm

Syracuse Crunch & Denny's Raise $425 for Food Bank of Central New York

Food Bank of Central New York will receive a $25 donation from Denny's at the Syracuse Crunch game on Friday, February 3 at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets to Check Out Hunger

Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans have teamed up with the Food Bank of Central New York again this year to help eliminate hunger in our community through the Check Out Hunger Campaign. Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans stores throughout central and northern New York will accept $2, $3 and $5 donations beginning January 22nd.

Oneida Ltd. "Spoonful for Hunger" Raises $7,417 for the Food Bank

September is Hunger Action Month: Get Involved!

Food Bank of Central New York invites you to fight hunger in central and northern New York in September by getting involved in Hunger Action Month, a nationwide movement in conjunction with Feeding America. The goal is to mobilize the public to take action on behalf of the increasing number of people in need of food assistance across the country. The hunger issue is real:

WellPoint, Inc. Donates $10,000 to Food Bank

Food Bank of Central New York is pleased to be the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellPoint, Inc. The funds will be used to support Food Bank’s child nutrition programs. Services specifically geared toward children include Summer Food Service Program and Kids Cafe which ensure that at-risk children receive nutritious meals throughout the year.

Pat Benatar Concert at Vernon Downs to Benefit Food Bank

Enjoy an evening of rock ’n roll while helping to fight hunger! Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel will host their 5th Anniversary concert on June 30, 2011. Taking the Vernon Downs stage in The Elements of Fire Tour is rock singer Pat Benatar featuring guitarist Neil Giraldo. The outdoor concert starts at 8 p.m., trackside, at Vernon Downs Casino. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Food Bank of Central New York. The price of admission is $10 per person; tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and the Vernon Downs Casino Players Club, located at 4229 Stuhlman Road in Vernon, NY.