Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Catholic Charities and Regional Food Bank Address Food Insecurity amid Coronavirus Crisis

 As the spread of COVID-19 continues, more and more residents in the Greater Capital Region find themselves affected by the disease. Small businesses struggle to remain open, people are facing layoffs and furloughs, and many are experiencing food insecurity for the first time.

On Thursday, April 16, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to host a mass food distribution in the City of Albany. The food distribution is a part of Catholic Charities’ mobile outreach initiative, CC MOVE, and is an effort to provide supplemental and emergency food at a time of when many are struggling.

Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be pre-packaged by staff and volunteers, and distribution will begin in the parking lot of Pastoral Center at 9:30 AM. In order to maintain appropriate safety and social distancing, there will be two distribution lines: one for walk-ins and a second drive-through line. Due to traffic concerns, guests are asked not to arrive prior to the 9:30 start time.

Typically, Catholic Charities and the Regional Food Bank serve over 200 individuals at a food distribution. That number has increased to over 500 since the COVID-19 crisis began. In order to keep up with increased demand, this is the third of five distributions CC MOVE is coordinating this month.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation presented a $4,000 check to support the STRIDE Capital District Sled Warriors. The grant from Dick’s will aid the Capital District Sled Warriors team to travel to the Empire State Games and the Amelia Sled Hockey Tournament. The Capital District Sled Hockey was established in 2009 through STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an…
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jami Cordell and Zully Cordero as the newest members of the firm’s management team.  Jami Cordell is Marketing Manager, leading the firm’s marketing and PR functions. Jami started at the firm as a marketing coordinator in 2016 and has…
Troy, N.Y. – The Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Norris Pearson as the next president/CEO of the organization. Pearson, who leaves Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute following a long career as operations manager of the Houston Field House, will take on the chamber role on March 1. “The board is…
The Networking Lunch is a structured event, offered exclusively to Chamber members, providing a platform to expand your client base.  Registrations are…
Lunch and Networking
Join us for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of Nature Vibez CBD & Wellness Store in Troy. There will be free samples,…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Explore how to maximize business opportunities and benefits, as a Chamber member.  If you'd like to attend this event, please email Alicia Osur at [email protected]
Breakfast & Discussion