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HELPING THE HUNGRY
Due to these difficult times, the Community Food Pantry will be distributing food to our clients twice a month on:
May 14, 28 and June 11, 25
8:15 am to 10:30am
6pm to 7pm
Please follow New York State Requirements: Wear a mask and gloves, and provide 6 ft of distance between you and the next person. 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 these extra distributions possible for the next several weeks. Some are listed at our new webpage, COVID RESPONSES.
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 for weather, we reschedule usually to the next day -- 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. If you would like to run a food drive or donate food items, please consult the list of items we need. Also, please note that we do not accept opened or expired goods.
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We are a non-denominational public charity, a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
Items we are collecting
We are having difficulties buying food from our usual sources.
The next time you grocery shop, could you buy these specific items for us. 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.
shelf stable milk
2 lb. bags rice
Drop off donations in the bins at the front of the church. With larger donations, call Rachelle at (914) 332-0182 to arrange to have the pantry opened.
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.
Christ Church in Tarrytown is our distribution site and served as one of our founding partners. Their rector is on our board, and church members are among our volunteers.