Who We Are

The Food Bank Association of New York State is a non-profit organization representing the eight regional food banks located across the state. The Association is located in Albany, New York and is administered by a full-time Executive Director, Sharon M. Smith. The board of directors includes the CEOs of the states eight Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) affiliated Food Banks.

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Our Mission

The daily mission of food banking is simple: to obtain food and then, in turn, deliver it to emergency food programs (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters). The Food Bank Association works to end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, fostering public awareness of the food banks' mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in New York State.

In 2013, we reported feeding over 3 million people and we expect to feed 3+ million people again during 2014 by distributing food through 5,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other non-profit agencies' feeding programs!!