Latest Past Events

2024 NYS Food Summit

Armory of Russel Sage College in Albany 130 New Scotland Ave., Albany

The Food Summit is a biennial event put together by The Alliance for a Hunger Free New York. The event is designed to bring together food assistance providers, academics, advocates, and communities across New York. The all-day symposium-style event aims to educate and share best practices, research, and innovations in hunger relief efforts. The Food Summit will be held on June 12, 2024, at the Armory of Russell Sage College in Albany. We are expecting 400 in-person participants and 500 virtual participants. The focus areas for discussion are: Strengthening the Food Assistance Networks Food as Medicine Anti-Hunger Advocacy and Action We are looking for speakers to share about their work, research, and experiences. If you are interested in speaking, please feel free to fill out this Request for Proposal. Don’t forget to save the date – registration for the event will be available in mid-March. To see more about previous year’s Food Summits click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at Thank you, Peyton Yourch Alliance Manager                 

Schenectady Food and Poverty Speak-Out

Rotterdam Community Center Performace Hall 705 Curry Road, Rotterdam

Are you or your family members struggling to make ends meet? Are you concerned about your neighbors who don't always have enough food? Do you believe we can do better when it comes to ensuring everyone has what they need to survive and thrive? Join us on May 1st to share and learn how poverty and food insecurity are impacting our community and how we can take action to end them. In recent years, we saw how policy changes made a big difference. Emergency COVID-19 measures actually led to a big reduction in poverty - especially child poverty. But as those measures have expired, poverty is once again on the rise. We can change that - and it starts by coming together. Please sign up to join us on May 1 for dinner and to hear and learn from impacted community leaders as we share our plight, fight, and insights, and organize our community to end poverty. Whether or not you can attend on May 1, we invite you to also consider submitting a testimonial about your experience with poverty and/or food insecurity at this link: ASL interpretation will be available. This event is co-sponsored by Rotterdam Community Center, The Alliance for a Hunger Free New York, Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State, and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.