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About Our Organization

Concerned for the Hungry, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization working to fight hunger in Schenectady County. The organization is run strictly through volunteer efforts. CFH was started by a small group of individuals in 1979. It began with the realization that the need for emergency food was growing. After 44 years, CFH remains a leading force in providing essential food service programs throughout the county.

What We Do

  • Food Distribution Events
  • Participate in Community Events
  • Sponsor the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
  • Sponsor & provide grants to Schenectady County Food Providers
  • Administer Emergency Food and Shelter Funding
  • Support the Backpack Program
  • Supports Roots & Wisdom

Who We Are

CFH Board

President - Larry Lewis
Vice President - Kathy Pirigyi
Treasurer - Rob Colborn
Secretary - Carol Hyde


Board Members

  • Joe Battaglia
  • Bill Brooks
  • Kelsey Carr
  • Amy Davis
  • John Davis
  • Carl Erikson
  • Andrew Gnoinski
  • Sam Hotaling
  • Peter Jones
  • Corey Marshall
  • Rick Marchant
  • Alan Schick
  • Tom Schofield
  • Paul Shaw
  • Doug Vanlderstyne
  • Kathy Vanlderstyne
  • Ariel White