Albany 'Falcan' holiday food drive
Albany Booster Club and Albany High School are organizing the
Against Hunger initiative at two upcoming basketball games.
All spectators who bring two or more food items will
receive free admission to the Albany High girls’ home games against
Averill Park on Friday, Dec. 15, and the Falcons boys’
home games against CBA on Thursday, Dec. 21.
Tickets regularly are $3 for adults and $2 for
More than 10 percent of Capital Region families
struggle with food insecurity, and that number is more than double in
our region’s poorest communities. The goal is to donate 500 pounds of
food to the food pantries during the holiday season.
Only canned or boxed food items can be accepted.
Needed items include:
Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
Low-sodium canned vegetables
Canned fruit in its own juice or water
Olive or canola oil
Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
Canned foods with pop-top lids
Low-sugar whole grain cereals
If you have any questions, please contact our Department of Health,
Physical Education and Athletics at (518) 475-6310.
The mission of the City School District of Albany is to
work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner
in a robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and
skills necessary for success. The district seves nearly 9,700 students
in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includees several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including
four themed academies at Albany High School.