About the St. Patrick Hunger Project

The 2016 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Hunger Project resulted in well-over 57,400 meals to our friends and neighbors in Central New York. Through the Food Bank of Central New York, they used our cash donations to supply our residents with fresh fruits and vegetables, resulting in a healthier diet for those in need. Thank you to all for this very successful effort.

The mission of the St. Patrick Hunger Project is to help support our community network of hunger-related agencies in meeting the food needs of the individuals and families they serve. By educating Central New Yorkers about An Gorta Mor in Ireland (The Great Hunger), we hope to focus the efforts of our community on the need here to fight hunger all year, especially during the months of February and March when food supplies at the agencies are lower.

During the famine years in Ireland one-million men, women, and children starved to death while resources were available that could have prevented one of the worst tragedies in history. In our own community, we have the resources to make a difference and help ensure that no individual goes hungry in Syracuse.

Please join us in making Central New York better for the individuals and families who are hungry everyday by supporting the St. Patrick Hunger Project.

May 2016, Newhouse Communications Center News Article: St. Patrick Hunger Project Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary [link]


2018 Float Awards

As always, we were blown away by your creative and innovative floats! See winners in all categories below.

Nancy Duffy Award (Best Not-For-Profit Float)

1st Place – Helping Hounds Dog Rescue
2nd Place – Crouse Health
3rd Place – Central New York Irish Cultural Society

Fr. John Ahern Award (Best Parish Float)

1st Place – Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School
2nd Place – St. Margaret’s
3rd Place – St Lucy’s Parish

Grand Marshal’s Award (Best Business/Corporate Float)

1st Place – Admar Supply
2nd Place – IBEW Local 43 ( electricians )
3rd Place – Syracuse Chiefs

Band Competition:

Richard P. Walsh Award (Best Pipe Band)

1st Place – Emerald Pipe Band
2nd Place – Syracuse Scottish Pipeband
3rd Place – Syracuse Kiltie Pipe Band

Stan Colella Award (Best High School Band)

1st Place – Baldwinsville HS Marching Band
2nd Place – Henninger Parade Band
3rd Place – Madison Central School Band

Best Non-High School Band

1st Place – Upstate Independent Drum And Bugle Corps
2nd Place – DownBeat Percussion
3rd Place – Elk Pride Marching Band 315

Float Competition:
Scoring is based on: Originality, Parade Theme, Design, Craftsmanship and Enthusiasm


Choose Your Own Donation Amount

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade d/b/a St. Patrick Hunger Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Again in 2017, find food barrels at your local
Kinney Drugs. Thank you for your support!

Food and monetary donations go to support local food pantries.