Helping Provide Holiday Meals

Recently, we learned that the Interreligious Food Consortium – Onondaga County was facing a food shortage because they recently relocated. We’re proud to say that November 21, 2018 we were able to provide them with a $5,000 donation to purchase food throughout the holidays. Thank you to all of the Hunger Project supporters who made this possible!

About the St. Patrick Hunger Project

The 2017 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Hunger Project resulted in well-over 114,000 meals to our friends and neighbors in Central New York. Through the generosity of our Parade sponsors and direct donations to the St. Patrick Hunger Project, we have already exceeded that number of meals in 2018. Through the Food Bank of Central New York, they use 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]

St. Patrick Hunger Project


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 February/March 2017, find food barrels at your local
Kinney Drugs. Thank you for your support!

Food and monetary donations go to support local food pantries.


2017 Partner