Our Mission

Six covenant churches, four faith affiliates, and two faith partners, doing together what we cannot do alone. United in a common calling to respond to our neighbor’s needs in the city of Albany and beyond, as God’s servant people in a broken and hurting world.

Our Work

The FOCUS feeding programs – FOCUS Interfaith Food Pantry, Breakfast Express, and FOCUS Winter Breakfast – are our primary efforts in an endeavor to help those in need by providing our community with good, nutritious food and hospitality. Along with food, FOCUS is intentional in balancing labors of charity with acts of justice by participating in the work of seeking long term solutions to end hunger and poverty.

FOCUS Churches of Albany Mission Statement. Read it here.

Alert January 29, 2016

Alert January 8, 2015

December 11, FOCUS Alert

November 20 FOCUS Alert

October 30 FOCUS Alert


Here are the most recent electronic versions of the FOCUS Alerts.  Scribd offers the choice to view it in full screen mode by clicking the icon of a rectangle within a rectangle. The + and –  of the magnifying glass will increase or decrease the size of the page for you as well. Use the bar on the side to scroll down through the pages. Past newsletter and Alerts may also be found on the Newsletters & Alert page.


During Advent FOCUS is running  a series entitled, “Advent on the Street”. Below are some video entries:

Advent on the Street. Thoughts on God.5

Advent on the Street. Thoughts on God.4

Advent on the Street. Thoughts on God.3

Advent on the Street. Thoughts on God.2

Advent on the Street. Thoughts on God. 1


 The FOCUS Photo Petition to Protect SNAP

The 2015 People’s State of the State:
Speech by FOCUS Volunteer Lily Rodulfo

 Interested in Volunteering in FOCUS programs?
2015 Volunteer Opportunities