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Tech Valley Young Professionals Network Delivers

Working with United Way for children in need Remember how exciting it was to buy school supplies as September drew near? For families in need the exhaustive lists of school supplies can be just that- exhausting. There is often little room in the household budget for needed school supplies. Here’s where the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network of the Capital… more

Food for Thought

Quality = Dignity People living with food insecurity need access to quality, nutrient-dense food. That can be a challenge for food pantries and soup kitchens who rely on donations. As much as we try to make visiting a food pantry a ‘shopping’ experience where one can exercise choice, the supplies are limited. It’s not like shopping in the… more

MVP Health Care Delivers

New Coats for Children MVP Health Care delivered dozens of new children’s coats in all sizes. The coats are for Unity House’s Community Resources program, which helps families in need with essentials such as food and clothing, among other things. The delivery was made by MVP’s Community Outreach Vehicle, the big bus often seen around… more

Bank of America Supports Food Programs

Bank of America donated to support Unity House food programs. Access to a food pantry or a community meal does not just fill an immediate need of hunger, but can also act as a gateway to other needed services. When guests dine in our dining room it’s a chance to talk about SNAP benefits, commonly known as… more

Eighth Street Location Receives New Donation Bins

Unity House’s 8th Street location is the home to new donation bins for drop off of clothing and shoes. Unity House was founded by people who were committed to living in a low-income neighborhood to better understand the needs of the poor. The original ‘Street Ministry’ operation of Unity House was in a small house… more

Produce 101 Comes to Unity House

Cook and author Amy Halloran will be speaking at Unity House to talk fruits and veggies. It’s a departure from her expertise of grains and flour, but one where she is still very much an authority. Amy is a Food Security Case Manager in the Bethany Kitchen at Unity House. Part of Amy’s job is to source nutrient-dense… more

Columbia Tae Kwon Do Hosts Food Drive

The Unity House food pantry was grateful to receive a generous donation of non-perishable food items for our pantry. The goods were the result of a food drive organized by Mr. Tae Yun, of local Columbia Tae Kwon Do located at 370 Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer. The studio offers classes to kids and adults alike… more

SEFCU Foundation Supports Food Pantry

Representatives from the SEFCU Foundation stopped by Unity House today to make a donation in support of the Unity House Food Pantry. The donation in the amount of $15oo will go toward stocking the shelves of the pantry. The pantry manager is able to purchase food in bulk from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern… more

WAMC’s Listener Essay Focuses on Food Insecurity

Do you ever catch on the radio the “Listener Essay” featured on WAMC? This week’s essay was written and read on the radio by Kathryn Allen. A local writer and long-time friend to Unity House, Ms. Allen discusses the needs of food pantries. You can listen to this short piece on the WAMC website, or… more

Virtusa Staff Part of Food Pantry Collection

Staff and friends from Virtusa, a global IT consulting firm with an office in the Rensselaer Tech Park, were part of a food drive to help stock the shelves of the Unity House Food Pantry.  Responding to the request for help a few weeks ago, one staffer put the call out to her colleagues and… more

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