Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $3,000 to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $3,000 to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
From left: Michelle Gilliard and Kerri Stretch, HG Realtor Foundation; Paul Stermer, Director, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley; Jeanne Shields and Chris Carbone, HG Realtor Foundation.

CORNWALL ON HUDSON—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a $3,000 donation check to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, based here.

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger, while preventing the waste of wholesome food. It is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network.

“We are grateful to everyone at The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation for their commitment to the health and well-being of families in our region,” said Paul Stermer, director of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. “Partnerships like this are essential to addressing food insecurity here at home.”

Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank collects large donations of unmarketable but still edible food, and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six-county region. Last year, the Food Bank provided more than 16 million pounds of food to 400-member agencies in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties.

To find out more about supporting or volunteering for the Food Bank, please call (845) 534-5344 or visit

Since 2014, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities we work in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor association in New York, and one of the largest in the country.

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