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

Black Sheep Have Heart of Gold

Black Sheep, a Cross Fit box in Albany, coordinated a December food drive to benefit the Unity House food pantry. Delivered in the first week of January to the pantry at The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue, Black Sheep managed to collect a lot of food for families in need. Just one of several… 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

Lambda Chi Alpha to conduct Food Drive

RPI Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha will once again conduct a food drive to benefit the Unity House food pantry. The group is distributing hundreds of flyers to residents in the surrounding community encouraging them to help by leaving non-perishable pantry goods on their doorsteps. The group will pick up the items on Saturday, October 24th and… more

Working Together Kick Off!

Staff at Unity House’s Front Door is already busy with plans for Thanksgiving. Working Together again with neighboring nonprofits, CEO and Capital Roots and other neighborhood partners, plans are set to serve families in need at Thanksgiving. Qualifying families can receive a package of wholesome food and fresh produce from Capital Roots’ network of farmers as well as a gift… more

Collar City Clay Guild and Empty Bowls 2015

The tenth annual Empty Bowls project is slated for Sunday, October 4 from noon to 3pm at the Italian Community Center in Troy, NY. Empty Bowls is an international project  to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. Local artists handcraft bowls that are then sold through tickets to the event…. more

Soul Fire Farm donates organic vegetables to Unity House food programs

Soul Fire Farm in nearby Grafton donated boxes of fresh produce for use in Bethany Community Meals.  The organic, locally grown produce will be a treat in the Bethany dining room, which sometimes sees as many as 200 guests in the dining room. For more information on Soul Fire Farm, including their ‘Raise the Roof’… 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