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HELPING THE HUNGRY
Community Food Pantry will continue to distribute food to our clients twice a month. We return to distribution on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
January 14 and 28
8:15 am to 10:30am
6pm to 7pm
Please follow New York State Requirements: Wear a mask, Keep 6 ft of distance between you and the next person in line. In addition, we are limiting our staffing so we can also follow these guidelines so your patience is greatly appreciated.
Be safe, be well. Wash your hands when you get home!
We so appreciate the generosity of our donors, individuals and civic organizations, who have made extra distributions during the pandemic possible Some are listed at our new webpage, COVID RESPONSES.
Every dollar you give us goes directly to healthy food for a local family in need!
Because of expanded services for Covid and the upcoming holidays, our current costs are about $30,000 per month.
And because we purchase in bulk, your financial contributions to us have much greater purchasing power!
We are happy to accept marketable securities as donations. Call to arrange!
Who We Serve
We provide food to the hungry in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, proportional to family size.
How We Help
We are a healthy choice pantry because our clients want to follow their doctors' guidelines . We provide frozen meat, dry beans and grains, fresh vegetables, and other important staples.
When We Open
Our distributions are the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM and from 6 to 7 PM. If schools are closed or delayed for weather, we reschedule to the next day, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM with no evening distribution. -- check Facebook.
How We Do It
We are supported entirely by volunteers, with financial contributions and food donations from synagogues, churches, community organizations, foundations and individuals. Monetary donations are most helpful, because we can then purchase items our clients need. But food items from our list are also welcome. Also, please note that we do not accept baby food, baby formula, nutritional supplements, opened or expired goods.
Will your corporation match your gift? Double your impact!
We are a non-denominational public charity, a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
Help for the Holidays
Items we are collecting
And New Drop off Site!
We so appreciate the generosity of food donations, but they can no longer be accepted at the front of the church. They've become an attractive nuisance to pests, and are vulnerable to the weather.
THANKS to the Tarrytown Village Hall! They are happy to receive donations for us in their lobby at One Depot Plaza, near the train station. Just call 914-631-7873 for hours and entry. With donations from food drives, call Rachelle at (914) 332-0182 to arrange to have the pantry opened.
These specific items our clients need. Bear in mind: please do not buy very large packages -- we cannot break them apart. Instead, packaging size appropriate for a family of four for the week.
We cannot accept baby food, nutritional supplements or opened/expired packages.
healthy cereal, plain oatmeal
shelf stable milk
2 lb. bags rice
Christ Church in Tarrytown is our distribution site and served as one of our founding partners. A church representative is on our board, and church members are among our volunteers.
The holidays were different for all of us in 2020, but our community did all we could to make sure our neighbors had special meals for their families.
The Westchester Community Foundation is one of our most significant sources of financial support, with a grant of $15,000.
Their generosity alone covers our operating costs for more than two distributions!
The Kids' Club continues as a major supporter of the Pantry, providing $13,000 this year, including an additional grant to serve the needs of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The USDA provides about $15,000 in aide per year in grants through Feeding Westchester food bank. This includes the Green Thumb program, which provides fresh vegetables, and lines of credit for us with Feeding Westchester, which we use to buy food for the pantry.