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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

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

Basics for Babies Gets Boost from 100 Women Who Care

Capital Region Women Help Non-Profits Unity House’s Basics for Babies program, which helps parents in need with baby essentials,received donations totaling $16,100 from 100 Women Who Care. The group is made up of women, 161 at last count, who provide not-for-profit organizations with financial support through donations from each individual member of the group. Four… more

Come Gather, to sup and to talk

Upcoming Dates and Topics for Talk Soup Announced: Fall 2018 Join us for a light meal and deep conversation. Talk Soup is the free evening meal held monthly in Unity House’s communal dining room at 2431 6th Avenue in Troy. All are welcome and there is no cost or need to RSVP. Just show up!… more

Kids Cook Up Something Good

Dishing up delicious, nutritious fun Thanks to support from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Unity House’s cooking class for kids is a success. Children are reading recipes, measuring out ingredients, and cooking food that’s not only good tasting but good for the body. At the end of the series, each child will go home with… more

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