Harvest Evening Celebration

food-pantries-logoAOW was proud to sponsor the Harvest Evening Celebration held by our next door neighbor, the Food Pantries of the Capital District.  All funds raised stay within our community and help to provide nourishment to people in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties.  For some, pantries serve a source for emergency assistance and for others, as a regular supplement.


At this time of the year, the needs are much greater and we would encourage our website visitors to go to www.thefoodpantries.org and learn how you can make a difference. Just $1 can help provide up to 6 1/2 pounds of food for those in need.


Five local chefs provided small plate dishes made from common items found at Food Pantries which were all amazing.  Click on the links below for the Chef’s recipes.


“Four participating chefs.”

Moroccan Meatballs with Spiced Pear Rice Salad – Chef Rachael Mamane, Stewardship Farms

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Stuffed Tomatoes – Chef Jennifer Hewes, The Point Restaurant and Lounge

Turkey Albondigas with Yellow Rice – Chef Brian Bowden, Mingle on the Avenue

West African Peanut Stew – Chef Michele Youngs, Honest Weight Food Co-op

Turkey Meatballs over Spaghetti – Chef Michael Niccoli, The Century House