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?


$25 - Provides free seeds and plants for a low-income community gardener so they can grow their own food.

$50 – Helps cover cleaning supplies for COVID-19 disinfection.

$100 – Covers transport cost for Squash Hunger deliveries to emergency feeding centers.

$200 - Buys Veggie Mobile® biodiesel fuel to help bring fresh produce to elderly residents and local food deserts.

$400Provide one month of produce deliveries to an inner-city Healthy Store.

$800 – Purchases 3,000 pounds of fresh produce from a local farm.

$1,600 – Provide Capital Region families with nutritious holiday meal kits.

$3,200  Engage Produce Project students with job readiness training at our Urban Farm.

$5,000  Build and supply plots at one of our new 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!