Food Bank of Central New York is involved in several events throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved whether through sponsorship, purchasing tickets or volunteering.

September is Hunger Action Month

Our Give a Little, Feed a Lot program is a simple way for you and your employees to help your neighbors in need.  Food Bank of Central New York will supply you with brown lunch bags and information on the program.  We ask that you distribute this information to your employees and co-workers to brown bag their lunch and donate what they would typically spend on lunch for a day (or a week) to help feed the hungry in our community. 

On Thursday, September 5, we encourage everyone in the community to Wear Orange to help raise awareness about the issues surrounding hunger.  You can also use this as an opportunity to raise funds for the Food Bank.  Business, schools, churches and groups can encourage a $1 donation to wear orange.

Click here for the special 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar.  This guide will give you 30 easy ways to help the Food Bank raise awareness about hunger in our community. 

Food for Families

Friday, December 13, 2013
Visit your local Tops Friendly Markets store and support Food Bank of Central New York. From December 6 until December 13 you will be able to purchase a Brown Bag of Hope. These bags are filled with essential food items such as peanut butter and tuna fish and will be distributed throughout our emergency food program network. Bags can be purchased for $5, $10 or $20.

On December 13, volunteers will be at a select number of Tops Markets store locations. Customers will be able to purchase a little Brown Bag of Hope, make a monetary donation to the Food Bank and sign up to win great prizes. 


Thursday, April 10, 2014
Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway
Visit the SavorSyracuse page for more information.

Golf Open 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Sunset Ridge Golf Club
Visit the Golf Open page for more information.

Check Out Hunger

Check Out Hunger, one of the most important fundraisers for the Food Bank, features pin-ups at the register that can be scanned and added to a shopper's check-out total. All funds collected will support the Food Bank of Central New York. Because of the large scale of the Food Bank's operations more than 11 million pounds of food are distributed annually to 476 local charitable programs. For every $5 donated, more than 11 meals are provided to families and individuals in need. In November, you can donate to the Check Out Hunger program at your local Price Chopper Stores. In January and February, doante at your local Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets.

To learn more about one of above events or to discuss an event you would like to host to benefit the Food Bank, please contact us at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247.