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Food Program


The 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

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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

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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 Partnership is 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

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

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Ultimate Journey

BGCCA's Ultimate Journey  provides access to outdoor spaces for youth ages 9-13, 4th-8th grade.

Free Food Fridge

Free perishable food and produce available daily and 100% free located on the corner of Delaware Ave & Dana Ave in Albany.

This Free Food Fridge is the seventh fridge installation in the Capital Area.

Learn more at their website:

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