ALBANY – B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany and Delmar Presbyterian Church in Delmar are teaming up once again to collect non-perishable food to stock “Little Free Food Pantries” in Albany and Schenectady.

The two institutions, partner congregations in Family Promise of the Capital Region, will welcome delivery of food items Sunday, Jan. 23, noon-2 p.m., at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany, and at Delmar Presbyterian, 585 Delaware Ave., Delmar.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, NY.

Suggested non-perishable items to donate include rice and instant rice meals, beans, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, canned chicken and meat, canned soups and stews, instant oatmeal and other foods that can withstand outdoor temperatures (no diapers or paper goods).

The two congregations will help stock the little pantries established in Albany by OpenWorld Relief and one placed in Schenectady by Bellevue Reformed Church.

According to organizers, the pantries are set in neighborhoods with increasing numbers of families who are experiencing food insecurity and provide free 24-hour access for those in need.