Congratulations, SICM!  The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council recognizes the contribution of nonprofit organizations as a vital economic force in Tech Valley, one that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life for all residents. In support of the TVNBC mission, the Chamber recognizes individuals and organizations for exemplary contributions to the vitality of our community.

SICM received the award for Nonprofit Organization (1-74 employees).

Yay, SICM! And thank you, Albany/Colonie Chamber of Commerce
and the Chamber of Schenectady County!

Why did we get this recognition?
See the video!

In the kitchen
Welcome table
The welcome table
. . . and we have a few



Weather notice...

As the weather starts to shift, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on new procedures for pantry closures.  Please be aware that when Schenectady City Schools are CLOSED OR DELAYED the Food Pantry will also be CLOSED.  *Please note that this is a change in policy from years past, when the Pantry would remain open in the event of school delays.*  In the event that the weather seems questionable and schools are not closed, we ask you to look at the non-profit category of the school closing listings (on news stations or online) under Schenectady Inner City Ministry Food Pantry for closing-related updates that may not coincide with school closings, especially during school breaks.
We will also post any pantry closings on our Facebook page and the answering machine at the pantry (346-4445) will be updated by 7:30 am that day with any closing information.   Lastly, we would like to put together a volunteer email list to keep you all updated electronically.  If you are not yet on that email list, please let Shennan know (
Thank you all and Happy Holidays!

It's a new year, and that means that Superbowl Sunday is right around the corner!  That also means that it's time for the SICM Food Pantry's annual "Souper" Bowl Fund Drive!  100% of the monies raised from this drive will be used to help the Pantry feed those in need throughout Schenectady County.

We invite you to join a winning team to ensure another successful drive by displaying a canister in your church or business where your patrons can contribute.  Or, if you are hosting a party at your house, perhaps you'd like to invite friends and family to contribute.  One of our volunteers can drop the canisters off to you or, if you would like, some groups use their own bowls or kettles for the collection.

For more information, please contact Shennan or Shelly at the SICM Food Pantry at 346-4035.  Thank you in advance for supporting the winning team!


Better late than never, but many, many thanks to all who were involved in making the 7th Annual Harvest for the Pantry a success once again! We appreciate all who supported the event when they bought tickets for the dinner and the pick-a-prize, sold tickets to their congregations, solicited prize items, helped setup, cook, serve, cleanup, etc.! We served almost 150 people, and raised $12,000, which will purchase 38 tons of food from the Regional Food Bank--the equivalent of 24,000 meals.

Thank you, all!!


Guests at table