Award recipient Feed Albany was founded in March of 2020, after the announcement of a statewide shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Founder James Pierce realized that providing meals to its community was something that was necessary well before the start of the pandemic, said, “There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you put together a meal that’s going to provide sustenance for somebody who might not have otherwise had it.”
Feed Albany’s unique organization provides around 6,500 meals each month. These meals are delivered to at-risk and in-need individuals in Albany and surrounding areas. The organization’s contributions, volunteer activity, and talents have had a lasting impact on the community.