In need of Food Assistance?

Guilderland Food Pantry

πŸ“ž 518-930-1001
πŸ“4 Charles Blvd, Guilderland, NY 12084

Open Monday through Saturday
9:30am - 11:00am

Serving the areas of Guilderland, Altamont, Voorheesville, Slingerlands, Albany, and Schenectady.

Coming Up

Our annual fundraiser Taste of Guilderland will be on October 17th this year. It is a food tasting event sponsored by local businesses with food provided by local restaurants. There will be food, live music, a silent auction, and more! Order your tickets here.

We keep our website up to date with upcoming events & news. See all the latest here - there is a lot!

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News & Events


Taste of Guilderland

Join us for a fun evening of food tasting, live music, a cash bar by Elegant Touch, and raffles galore!Our annual Taste of Guilderland event takes place on October 17th from 6 - 8pm
at Christs Church (where the Pantry is located on 4 Charles Blvd in Guilderland).

ALL proceeds go directly to the Guilderland Food Pantry to continue the mission of providing food for those in need in our community.Food will provided by Orchard Tavern West, Tara Kitchen, Cafe Italia, The Hedge Bistro, Cafe Con Mel, Uncommon Grounds, CandyKraft, Best Little Bakery, and more!Bid at the silent auction to win a Yeti cooler package valued at $400!Raffles abound with gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, pet gift boxes from Bensons Pet Center, a wine basket from Remedies, and more!Order your tickets here

Bottle Drive

Redeemer Church is holding a Bottle/Can Drive during the month of September to benefit the Guilderland Food Pantry. Drop off your empties on Sundays at 9am and 11am at the Schoolhouse Road location.

Register Round-Up

During the month of September, Robinson's ACE Hardware on Western Ave. once again is encouraging customers to "round up" their receipt to the next whole dollar amount. All rounded up proceeds are donated to GFP.

Farmers Market

We will have a table at the Guilderland Farmers Market this Sunday the 24th at the Guilderland Public Library.We will be handing out info, free swag, and raffling a gift basket filled with a variety of goods from local vendors ($250 value)! Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, or 20 for $20Stop by and say hello, grab a couple raffle tickets and enjoy the market!

Food Drive

The GHS Boys Volleyball team is spearheading a food drive for the Pantry on October 2, from 3:30 - 7:00 pm. Come out to the high school to catch a volleyball game and support the team, and while you're at it, bring a non-perishable food item for those in need. πŸ™We will have a table at the game where GFP volunteers will collect food, answer questions and accept any donations.


September 18 -- Calling all high school students!If you know of any high school students who might like to volunteer as a server on October 17 at our Taste of Guilderland event, please call the Pantry at 518-930-1001. This is a great opportunity for students to give back to their community! (and it also looks great on college applications πŸ˜‰)

September 12 -- Redeemer Church is holding a bottle/can drive during the month of September to benefit the Guilderland Food Pantry. Drop off your empties on Sundays at 9am and 11am at the Schoolhouse Road location.

September 3 -- Once again, Robinson's ACE Hardware on Western Ave. is supporting the Pantry through their Register Round-Up program. Throughout September, when you check out, ask them to "round up" your total to the next whole dollar amount (for example, if you owe $12.15, you can ask them to "round up" to $13.00). The difference will be donated to the Pantry (in the example given, that would be 85 cents).These small "round up" amounts add up over the course of a month, so it's a great way to support GFP!Support a local business instead of a big box national store, and help support the Pantry at the same time!!

September 1 -- The CROP Walk made over $100K in total donations of which 25% stays local and is divided among participating teams. This year, we received a check for $500. Nice job to all who participated!

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Old News ;-)

August 23 -- Robinson Hardware isΒ a long time supporter and donor to the Pantry. So please consider supporting them at the upcoming BBQ Fest at Allied Brewing. It is sure to be a fun event worth checking out! Registration closes this Friday so register ASAP if you are interested.

August 7 -- Here are Alex and Brett presenting Mac with a check for $1,382! We think it's safe to say that their 4x4x48 Challenge was a smashing success!

August 2 -- We collected 5,249 bottles & cans for our July Bottle Drive, which is amazing!But, if you did not have a chance to bring your empties in during the month of July, you can bring them in anytime throughout the year, at your convenience. Just drop them off at the Pantry during our normal hours, or leave them in the bin outside the Pantry during hours when we are not there...It's another easy way to help support the pantry!

August 1 -- Look at this fresh produce donation from the Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Delicious and healthy! 🀀

August 1 -- Pastor Matthew and children from the Helderberg Reformed, Altamont Reformed, Hamilton Union and New Covenant Presbyterian put together 80 bags for the backpack program. Each has tuna, cereal, mac & cheese, ravioli and more. Thank you for your kindness! πŸ™

July 26 -- July Bottle Drive update: 3,504 empties collected so far.Our goal is to reach 5,000, so if you have empty water/soda/beer bottles or cans, every little bit helps!Remember:
1 can= 5 cents
20 cans= $1
$1= 5 meals!!!
You can drop them off at the pantry or call for pickup! πŸ™

July 24 -- Alex & Brett have successfully completed the 4x4x48 challenge, and in doing so have raised over $1,300 for the Pantry - wow!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘What an impressive feat and an impressive act of generosity on their part. Thank you Brett and Alex! πŸ™

July 22 --Β We had a great day at Raymour and Flanigan where we met some nice people and brought home a total donation amount of $657 for the Pantry!Below you will see Raymour and Flanigan store manager Kaz Whalid and his team presenting a check to the pantry for $500.Great event and partnership!

July 18 -- The 4x4x48 Challenge consists of running 4 miles every 4 hrs for 48 hrs! Who would do this? Well, Guilderland's own Alex & Brett, who are running to raise money for the Pantry!Click here & select "Alex 4x4x48 Challenge" in the Designation drop down to support Alex and the Pantry. Thank you!

July 13 -- Here is Mac just prior to our first trip to the recycling center, posing with 1,944 empty bottles and cans! We are off to a great start with our bottle drive - keep the empties coming!! ♻️

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About Us

The Guilderland Food Pantry has been serving the food insecure in Guilderland since 1979. We are members of the NE New York Regional Food Bank, Food Pantries of the Capital District and the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the State of New York.

John β€œMac” McDonnell

Executive Director

Mac is a life-long Guilderland resident with a servant's heart committed to making Guilderland a great place to live for all our residents by ensuring that the challenge of food insecurity is addressed and eliminated.

Board of Directors

Our Board provides general oversight of GFP administrative operations and supports the day to day efforts of Mac and the front line volunteers.

  • John 'Mac' McDonnell, Exec. Director

  • Brian Rutherford, Chairperson

  • Maureen Serafini, Vice Chair

  • Lisa Case, Secretary

  • Diana Edelson, Treasurer

  • Robert Baker, CPA

  • Bev Currier

  • Tim Morrison


Front-line Volunteers

Guilderland Food Pantry is powered by a group of hard-working and dedicated volunteers. These heroes receive, catalog and pack food for client distribution, complete home deliveries, prepare food backpacks for school aged children, prepare holiday food baskets and work tirelessly to ensure no one in our community goes hungry.

There is no better way to give back to your community than serving. We have a variety of ways you can help from serving in the pantry, delivering food, helping with holiday meals, etc. If interested please contact the pantry by filling out the volunteer form, sending us an email or calling us at 518-930-1001.


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