United Way of the Greater Capital Region https://www.unitedwaygcr.org/COVID-19
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany http://www.ccrcda.org/information/subpage.cfm?subID=138
518 Mutual Aid https://518mutual-aid.com/request-help
Capital District Mutual Aid
Capital District Mutual Aid is a grassroots effort started by a diverse group of Capital District residents. The project is governed by those directly participating in and coordinating its activities, and it has no formal relationship to any government agencies or established nonprofit organizations. Click here to learn more
- Need Help? Click Here
- Click Here for a list of services
Feed Albany utilizes commercial kitchens, unemployed restaurant workers and volunteers to prepare, package and distribute food to at-risk and in-need individuals in Albany and surrounding areas, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at DP, 25 Chapel Street in Albany
- Request food: https://www.feedalbany.com/food
Schenectady shopping for seniors 518-621-3536
Times Union COVID-19 Map: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Map-of-the-coronavirus-in-New-York-15128530.php
Useful tutorials on using Zoom as a conference platform https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Albany County senior citizens should contact NY Connects at 518-447-7177 if they are in need of home-delivered meals, transportation, and medications.
Food Bank Locator
Click here to locate an agency near you.
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
A coalition of more than 60 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. Click here for more information and to view a map of pantries in your region or call their office Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm at 518-458-1167.
Capital Roots provides access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items via their Veggie Mobile and Mobile Markets. Click here for more information.
City School District of Albany “Grab and Go” Meals
The City School District of Albany is providing “grab and go” meals and home delivery meals to students. A lunch/student ID is required. For more information click here to visit their website.
Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area are hosting free breakfast and lunch to all youth 18 years and younger daily between 11:30am and 12:30pm at the following Albany locations: Ezra Prentice – 625 South Pearl Street, Creighton Storey Homes – 158 3rd Avenue, Robert E. Whalen – 295 Colonie Street and North Albany Homes – 41 Jennings Drive.
The South End Children’s Café
The South End Children’s Cafe will be serving free take out dinners for children and their parents/guardians Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. To reserve a meal and alert the South End Children’s Café of any food allergies, please contact Lily at 518-478-3369.