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Parker School Hosts Empty Bowls Meal

Empty Bowls: a grassroots movement to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity Started in 1990, Empty Bowls is such a lovely idea that it’s easy to see how it has spread far and wide. The concept is a simple one: bring awareness to the issue of hunger through soup bowls. But not just… more

Tango Takes on Mission

A mission to raise funds for Unity House! Albany Tango Society will be offering a tango lesson and dancing at Troy’s Christ Church on Saturday, March 11th. Members pay $15, non-members $20 & students $5 – all proceeds for Unity House! Many thanks to this fun group for supporting Unity House and sharing the beauty… more

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Unity House and others

The congregation at Christ Church at 35 State Street in downtown Troy will once again host a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit local organizations, Unity House among them. The event is on Friday, March 24th from 5:00- 8:00 pm. The dinner, a complete meal, is available for eat-in or take out. Tickets are $14 for adults. Children under… more

Pioneer Bank Delivers!

They told us they were coming. They said they’d collected a few items they’d be dropping off. Boy, were we blown away when Stan and Phil from Pioneer Bank showed up with a van load of donations. Really, it surpassed our expectations of what people can do when they put their efforts together in a… more

Choice Physical Therapy Launches Unique Challenge

Big Heart The physical therapy spot located at 506 Campbell Avenue, which is in a gorgeous space, wanted to give back in a way that involved their clients. Hence, the Check-In Challenge. For every Facebook ‘check-in’ to Choice Physical Therapy, owners Joe and Erin Napoleone will donate $10 to Unity House to support food justice progams. At the end… 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

Unity House Ambassadors Hit the Streets of Troy

The green vest worn by Unity House Ambassadors is a symbol of pride. A beacon, you might say for those in need of help. Unity House Ambassadors wear the vest with pride, knowing they can help others by way of sharing their experience. What are Unity House Ambassadors? They are a group of adults who use… more