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Food Program

Club photo: girl eating an apple

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) serves approximately 1,100 meals daily to feed youth from Albany to Troy. The kitchen runs year-round, for CACFP, the summer, and the school year.


We provide food to our afterschool programs in Albany, Empire and 21s Century locations (10 sites); our Clubhouses in Albany and Troy; as well as the following organizations:  - ACAP Albany Community Action Partnership  HOPE 7  - PAL  - YMCA


If you have any questions please contact Chris Sky at


'The best place to be a kid': Summer Meals Program celebrates 50 years

Volunteers delivering food


Within 48 hours, the output capacity of BGCCA’s food program more than doubled at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. BGCCA went from serving approximately 1,100 meals to youth in afterschool programs each day to serving over 14,000 meals each week. 


BGCCA employees shifted to the food program and kept their jobs while volunteers around the community assisted. 

In the news:

Everyday Heroes of COVID-19: Chris Sky and John Mayfield - Times Union

Whole Health Heroes: Christopher Sky - Albany Business Review

Chris and John


Donations to the BGCCA are what make the Food Program possible and we thank you for your support.

The BGCCA Food Program can always use monetary donations as well as a working delivery van or large coolers in good condition. Corporate Partnerships are an option for local companies looking to help!

Pictured: Chris Sky, left, Director of Food Service, and John Mayfield, Kitchen Manager, on Tue, April 28, 2020, in Troy, N.Y. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)

Other Programs

Freight Farm with kids

Freight Farm

Our Troy-based, commercial grade, hydroponic farm inside of a shipping container.

Ultimate Journey

Ultimate Journey

Ultimate Journey  provides access to outdoor spaces for youth ages 9-13.

Free Ways to Help

Clynk redemption


Use the CLYNK kiosk at Hannaford's and choose BGCCA as the recipient. 

Visit OLIVER'S Beverage, 105 Colvin Ave and tell them you want to donate to BGCCA.

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