What our Clients say
Rosa: I’m the only one in my family with a job. I started working at the Galleria two months ago, and I like it, but it’s not enough. I have two children to feed. I like this place. The people are good.
Sopora: It’s just me and my grandson, who I’ve had since he was eight months old. Now he’s in school and he has special needs. My husband died in ’05. I have a little pension from him, but it’s not enough for the two of us.
Anthony: I live at the YMCA. I don’t get food stamps, just a little Social Security. At the end of the month I don’t have any other food besides this.
Kevin: I’ve lived on Beekman Street my whole life. I don’t have regular work, just moving furniture when they need me. But I learned about this place from my friend. Now we keep each other company walking home with our groceries.
Faye: This is my first time. I have Lupus, and I had no food at all for Thanksgiving. But I called and they told me to come today. Now, I’m going to bring back some clothes to give out at the coat drive tonight. This is great! Thanks so much!
We are a choice pantry and a healthy pantry. This means our clients select groceries, based on family size, from products high in nutritional value, including frozen meats and fresh vegetables.
Our board of directors
Rachelle Gebler, President
Beth Zolkind, Treasurer
Janice Landrum, Secretary
Volunteers at check-in can assist clients in English or Spanish.
Who are our clients
The Community Food Pantry of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow serves community residents who are hungry with monthly grocery distributions.
We serve as many as 500 families twice each month, including shut-ins. Clients most frequently find us by referral, from the Open Door, school social workers, and religious leaders.
Anyone who comes to a distribution is helped. To receive continuing support we request proof of residency in Sleepy Hollow or Tarrytown and photo ID, such as a passport from any country.
Our distributions are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 8:15 to 10:30 AM and from 6 to 7 PM, in addition to special seasonal distributions. Dates may change because of holidays or inclement weather.
Want to learn more?
Our advisory board meets the last Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM at the pantry. Meetings are open to all volunteers and those interested in learning more about what we do. This is where we brainstorm new ideas and review and improve our pantry.