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”* (the Great Hunger) in Ireland, we hope to focus the efforts of fellow Syracusans, on the need to fight hunger year round—especially during the month of March when food supplies at the agencies are lower.

We are asking this year's race participants & spectators to bring either a food donation of non-perishable canned or boxed food or a monetary donation to the:

“St. Patrick Hunger Fund” c/o Food Bank of CNY
7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse , NY 13209 (315) 437-1899

Food Wish List :

  • pasta
  • instant potatoes
  • baby cereal
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • soup
  • formula
  • macaroni & cheese
  • oatmeal
  • grits
  • tuna fish
  • cereal
  • canned vegetables
  • stuffing
  • dry or shelf-stable milk
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned meat
  • gravy
  • pancake mix and syrup
  • rice
  • canned fruit

Donations will be distributed through the Interreligious Food Consortium and the Food Bank of CNY.

The St. Patrick Hunger Project is sponsored by the Syracuse St.Patrick Parade Committee.

* During the famine years in Ireland, one million men, women and children starved to death even though resources were available that could have prevented one of history’s worst tragedies. In our own community, we have the resources to make a difference, and to make sure that no individual goes hungry in Syracuse in 2020.