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Unity House Stands Against Racism

April 25th marked Stand Against Racism, a day to bring the community together to stand up to racism and work for racial justice. The program is a signature campaign of YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our… more

Buy a Reusable Shopping Bag, Help Unity House!

Through the month of APRIL, Unity House benefits for each bag purchased Hannaford in Troy is helping to combat food insecurity in our community. For each Fight Hunger bag purchased, Unity House will receive a donation from Hannaford. Proceeds from the Bags for a Cause campaign will go to Unity House programs that address food… more

CAP COM Delivers

Addressing Food Insecurity Pantry by Pantry CAP COM and their members made a commitment to make food insecurity a priority. They kicked off a widespread initiative to collect needed items for pantries across the Capital District. This was not a “one-and-done” donation. Over weeks, CAP COM coordinated the distribution of non-perishable goods collected at branches… more

Lack of Living Wage and Food Insecurity Yoked Together

News articles help shed light on complex issue Food insecurity is when people don’t have enough to eat to meet their basic needs. This often leads to difficult choices. Imagine making a spending trade-off between paying the rent or utility bill and feeding your family. Trouble meeting even one of life’s essentials can lead to… more

Save the Date for Golf fore Unity House: June 10, 2019

Play on a Premium Course While Doing Good! Schuyler Meadows: a premier course. Drop off your clubs, enjoy a meal on the terrace and then start golfing. A round of golf on this fabulous course is followed by a meal at the Clubhouse where tournament winners will be announced. Tournament Prices as follows: Golfer:  $195 Foursome: $750 Not… more

Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are vital to our success. We are especially grateful for a recent project done by a volunteer that improved our food pantry. The Unity House food pantry has shelving units stocked with food. It’s a busy space, processing about 2200 pounds of food each month. One shelving unit holds non-food items on the bottom shelf… more

Wynantskill Hannaford Helps through sale of their Resusable Shopping Bags

Unity House Chosen for Month of December The Wynantskill Hannaford has chosen Unity House as the charity for the month of December. This means for every Fight Hunger bag sold, Unity House will receive one dollar. The bags are part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program. There are two versions of the bag: the beige bag is being phased out… 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

You Bring the Wine, We’ll Bring the Conversation!

A Chance for Community Conversation Hate to paint or buy things you don’t really need, but you’d like to get together with friends to talk, learn and laugh? Consider hosting a “Care & Sip” gathering at your home or favorite tavern. We’ll bring the expertise on community concerns, mental health, addiction and recovery, domestic violence, children’s… more

SEFA Appeal Open

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? Consider Unity House for your SEFA Support! Each fall, state employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in New York State’s SEFA Campaign. SEFA stands for the State Employee Federated Appeal. The campaign offers state employees to elect a specific… more

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