Food Bank

In 2005, the US Census Bureau reported that more than 35 million people live in food insecure households. America’s Second Harvest is working to reduce this number.

America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s only network of charitable food banks. The program has over 187 warehouses. These supply millions of pounds of food to local food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other non-profit organizations.

The goals of America’s Second Harvest align with those of the Akram Choudhry family and the ANC Foundation: To ensure that all people have access to a commodity as basic as food.

In 1998, the Akram Choudhry family and the ANC Foundation donated a fifty-five thousand square foot building and three acres of land to establish Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall, NY.

Since its construction, the Food Bank, a division of the Second Harvest branch of the Hudson Valley, has distributed thousands of pounds of food to people in the surrounding counties. Previously, the closest facility was in Albany, leaving many locals without a place to turn for a necessity as basic as food.

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley reaches out to the local community through food distribution, but it also works to promote education and awareness through workshops on hunger-related issues and food safety.

Today, families in Cornwall and in the surrounding area have a place to turn.


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