About the Food Drive

In keeping with Dr. King's legacy, the 2023-2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Food Drive will mark the 24th anniversary of the community service initiative. New York State Agencies and several community-based organizations helped to collect over 733,502 pounds of food and raised over $139,770 in donations to date.

Donations are collected and distributed in every region of the state; from the major urban areas of New York City, Albany, and Buffalo, to the rural towns of Sherburne, and Ogdensburg. The food drive is co-sponsored by Feeding New York State.

The 2023-2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Food Drive will be held from December 4, 2023 through February 9, 2024

We hope that you will join us in making a difference, because as Dr. King said, "No one's plate should be empty."

Toolkit and Resources

Virtual Options

The list below represents a sample of the organizations across New York State that accept online donations. Donations may be made to any food bank, food pantry, or service-oriented program of your choice. Please track all your donations and report them to your agency liaison. At the conclusion of the Food Drive, liaisons should report agency totals to Diane Hems. 

OrganizationLocationDonation Link
City Harvest New York Donate 
Feeding Westchester Elmsford Donate
FeedMore WNY Buffalo Donate
Food Bank for New York City NYC Donate
Food Bank of Central NY Syracuse Donate
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Cornwall-on-Hudson Donate 
Food Bank of the Southern Tier Elmira Donate
FoodLink NY Rochester Donate
Island Harvest  Long Island Donate 
Long Island Cares Hauppauge Donate 
Lowville Food Pantry Lowville Donate 
Northeast Regional Food Bank Albany Donate

Where to Donate - Drop-Off Locations

Look for the donation boxes in the following NYS Office buildings:
Location Building Name Address
44 Holland Ave 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229
50 Wolf Road 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
110 State Street 110 State Street, Albany, NY 12236
328 State Street 328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
625 Broadway 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building 80 S. Swan Street, Albany, NY 12242
Empire State Plaza - Concourse Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242
Hampton Plaza 38-40 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Harriman Campus 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12226
Ten Eyck 40 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Binghamton State Office Building 44 Hawley Street, Watertown, NY 13601
Dulles State Office Building 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13901
Henderson-Smith State Office Building 107 Broadway, Hornell, NY 14843
Homer Folks Facility 28 Hill Street, Suite 327, Oneonta, NY 13820
Senator John H. Hughes State Office Building 333 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Utica State Office Building 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center 200 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthrone, NY 10532
Perry B. Duryea State Office Building 250 Veteran's Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217