Join our Mission!



Capital Roots has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties improve their neighborhoods and access healthy food since 1975. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.


Since New York went on ‘pause’ in March, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for our essential food access services, which sell low-cost, top quality fresh produce and local foods with a focus on vulnerable and income-restrained residents in the Capital District. Our programs are needed now, more than ever, and your contribution directly supports our essential food access programs serving our regions residents in need with dignity and respect.

What can your donation accomplish?


$35 - Provides free seeds and plants for a low-income community gardener so they can grow their own food.


$60 - Delivers 10,000 pounds of apples to food pantries via Squash Hunger.


$120 - Buys Veggie Mobile® biodiesel fuel for a week so we can feed hundreds of families.


$300 - Offers one month of produce deliveries to an inner-city Healthy Store.


$600 - Improves crosswalk signage, making it safer to cross busy streets.


$750 - An elementary school class gets to discover fruits and veggies with the Taste Good Series.


$1,200 - A semester's stipend for a Produce Project teen.


$2,500 - Purchase organic soil enrichment to increase crop yields in our 55 Community Gardens.


Click here to make a one-time donation to Capital Roots.






Make a Monthly Donation - Become a Harvest Helper!

By becoming a Harvest Helper, you are helping Capital Roots keep pace with our Essential Food Services during COVID-19 all year long.


Click here to make a recurring donation to Capital Roots.




Donate Items on our Wishlist!


From garden hoes to wheelbarrows, we are in need of donations for our community gardens, urban farm, and property maintenance. You can simply make a purchase on our Amazon Wishlist, or donate a new or gently used item at our headquarters in Troy. Here are a few items on our Spring-Summer 2020 Wish List.

Donations Needed Services Needed
Garden Hoes, round point shovels, hard rakes Wood chip deliveries and tree work by tree service company
Wheelbarrow with “no-flat” wheel Shed repair
Small sturdy shed Small engine repair
Working gas powered mowers and weed whackers  


Click below to view our Amazon Wishlist.



Thank you for your support!