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!

Congratulations to our 2014 SICM Community Service Awardees!  This award honors volunteers within the SICM ministries who go above and beyond.  Thanks and congratulations to all!

Many thanks to the DEC for their recent donations to the SICM Food Pantry!


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