Face of Hunger Telethon 2014 Review

Thank you to all of our sponsors and callers. You helped us raise $25,018.

On Friday, February 7, 2014, dozens of volunteers and sponsors got together to help us raise more than $25,000 to feed hungry children in Central New York. With our buying power, we will be able to turn these generous donations into more than 65,000 meals to children in our 11 county area. We put together this video to document the day, the efforts of our volunteers and to thank everyone involved. You have made a difference!


Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest on WRVO radio. Guests include people from Central New York — writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community — as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

In this installment of Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Food Bank of Central New York Executive Director Kathleen Stress. During the interview you'll hear Kathleen's thought on topics including the following. How has Upstate New York been coping with the problem of hunger? How have the challenges changed in recent years?  And how does the concern for proper nutrition fit with the need to feed people who are going hungry? Some of the answers might surprise you.

You can listen to the entire interview below. Learn more about Campbell Conversations on the WRVO website.


Ed was downsized. His monthly food bill wasn't.
Think you know what hunger looks like? Think again. These days, the face of hunger looks a lot like one of your friends or neighbors – victims of an economy that makes it hard for people to make ends meet. But you can help. Even the smallest donation helps us supply food to 268 emergency food programs in 11 counties throughout central New York. So please: Help people like Ed. Chances are, he'd do the same for you.

Food Bank of Central New York would like to thank the fantastic staff at Eric Mower & Associates. Their creative minds produced our new advertising campaign. This new campaign helped us focus our message that the face of hunger in Central New York is changing – it's not just the homeless – it's the working poor, your neighbor who lost their job, your friends. Thank you for your support.

First Annual Food For Families Event

On Friday, December 16, 2011, the first annual Food For Families event was held. This campaign, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets, WSYR NewsChannel 9 and Clear Channel Radio's B104 and Y94, is a collaboration to support the Food Bank of Central New York. Shoppers at Tops were able to purchase Little Brown Bags of Hope for $5, $10 and $20. Volunteers were stationed at the Tops Stores in Baldwinsville, Camillus, Fayetteville and North Syracuse to accept food and monetary donations from shoppers. The event resulted in thousands of pounds of food for the Food Bank and thousands of dollars to support our nutritious food distribution and nutrition education initiatives.

We would also like to thank VIP Structures and Go Minis – Storage on the Go for their support of Food For Families. Please see a video made by the volunteers from SRC and SRCtec about Food For Families.

Food Bank of Central New York Vimeo Channel

See more of our videos and television ads on our Vimeo channel.