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Parish-supported food pantries provide nutritious, fresh food and staples for low-income people throughout New York. With a focus on dignity and choice, pantries ensure that homebound seniors, working parents, school-age children and even infants receive the nourishment they need to thrive in their communities.

Programs awarded funding in the 2019 Basic Human Needs grant cycle include:

Atonement Food Pantry, Church of the Atonement, Bronx $8,000

Atonement Food Pantry
Church of the Atonement, Bronx

1344 Beach Avenue Bronx, New York 10472

Phone: (718) 828-6078

Email: atonementbronx@optonline.net

Director:  Maureen Bramble
Clergy in Charge:  The Rev. William Beckles

Hours of Operation:  Second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10 am – 12 noon

Atonement Food Pantry distributes food baskets to individuals and families who need emergency food assistance. The food distributed will consist of staples, fruits, vegetables, and meat such as chicken when available. They also distribute pamphlets and brochures concerning proper nutrition.

Brewster Community Food Pantry, North Salem $9,000

Brewster Community Food Pantry
St. Andrew’s Church, Brewster and St. James’ Church, North Salem

10 Park St. Brewster, NY, 10509

Phone:  914-649-8002
Web:  http://standrewsbrewster.org/Outreach.php

Director:  Sue Burcroff
Clergy in Charge:  Warden Josh Leicht

Hours of Operation:  Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – noon; Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Brewster Community Food Pantry is a collaboration between members of St. James’ and St. Andrews’ Episcopal Churches, as well as a members of a local Catholic church, students at local schools and the wider community. The Pantry operates twice a week and serves more than 1,800 families every year. In addition, they distribute clothing, household items, and childrens’ toys and books, and provide health screenings and social service referrals.

Brown Bag Lunch & Food Pantry, St. Thomas Church, Mamaroneck $1,300

Brown Bag Lunch & Food Pantry
St. Thomas’ Church, Mamaroneck

168 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Phone: 914-698-0300
Email: office@saintthomasmmrk.org
Web: http://www.saintthomasmmrk.org/index.php/community/

Director: Mary Olsson
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Carol Gadsden

Hours of Operation: Lunch and pantry – Tuesdays, 11:00am-noon

St. Thomas Church serves weekly brown bag lunches, runs a choice pantry and links with community agencies to provide referrals to other social services in the Mamaroneck area.

Caring Hands Food Pantry, St. John's Church, Monticello $12,400

Caring Hands Food Pantry
St. John’s Church, Monticello

15 St. John St., Monticello, NY 12701

Phone: (845) 794-8111

Website: https://www.stjohnmonticello.org/

Director: Jennifer Thomkins
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Diana S. Scheide

Hours of Operation: First four Tuesdays of each month, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Serving more than 11,000 people a year, the Caring Hands Food Pantry provides food and hygiene items in a client-choice format to low-income residents of the Monticello area. The pantry refers clients to other services as needed.

Christ Church Community Outreach, Staten Island $5,000

Christ Church Community Outreach
Christ Church (New Brighton), Staten Island

76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 718-727-6100
Email: info@christchurch.org
Web: http://christchurchnbrighton.org/communityoutreach

Director: Alleida Mitchell
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Trevor R. Babb

Hours of Operation: Hot lunch is served at Trinity Lutheran Soup Kitchen: Every second Saturday each month. Food distributed through SI Community Supported Agriculture: Every Tuesday, June –November. Holiday Baskets: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter

Christ Church provides holiday meal baskets for 300 Staten Island households on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the growing season, Christ Church provides fresh produce to low-income families through a Community-Supported-Agriculture program, and parishioners partner with Trinity Lutheran Church throughout the year to serve a monthly meal to low-income neighbors.

Comida de Vida/Food of Life Pantry, St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union $14,000

Comida de Vida/Food of Life Pantry
St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union

40 Leedsville Road, Amenia Union, NY 12501

Phone: 845-373-9161
Email: freeman8504@yahoo.com

Web: https://www.stthomasamenia.com/food-of-life—comida-de-vida.html

Clergy in Charge: Rev. Robert Flanagan

Hours of Operation: Fridays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Thomas’ “Food of Life” Pantry serves a large rural region where poverty is often invisible. Community members welcome their neighbors in need every week at a client-choice pantry. In addition to the usual food pantry staples, pantry visitors receive a portion of the harvest from an onsite vegetable garden, and benefit from the generosity of area farmers who donate eggs, produce, milk and meat. St. Thomas also offers referrals to social services as well as paper goods, children’s books and school supplies.

Community Center of Northern Westchester Food Pantry, Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs $5,400

Community Center of Northern Westchester Food Pantry
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs

39 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs, NY 10527

Phone:  914-232-6572
Email:  info@communitycenternw.org
Web: https://communitycenternw.org/

Director: Clare Murray
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Hal Roarke

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Food Pantry at the Community Center of Northern Westchester is a “choice” pantry that distributes 5 days’ worth of food per client each month.  In 2014, the Community Center, which also provides low-cost clothing and job skills training, had almost 7,300 visits.

Community Meal and Food Pantry, St. Mary's Church, Staten Island $2,000

Community Meal and Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Staten Island 

347 Davis Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

Phone:  718-442-1527

Email:  stmarycastleton347@gmail.com
Web: www.stmarycastleton.org

Director: Cathy Carlson
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. H. Dagnall Free, Jr.

Hours of Operation: First Saturdays of the month from 4:00-6:00pm

Every first Saturday of the month, the Food Pantry at St. Mary’s on Staten Island provides a hearty community meal, a pre-packed bag of groceries and a space for community members to gather and find fellowship. In 2014, the program’s first year of operation, they were able to serve almost 500 guests.

Community Food Pantry, St. Mary's Church, Mohegan Lake $12,200

Community Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake

1836 East Main Street, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

Phone: 914-528-3972
Email: stmarysmlfoodpantry@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.cfpstmarysmoheganlake.com/

Director: Terry Berardi

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30- 11:00 am

The Food Pantry at St. Mary’s is an interfaith nonprofit providing supplemental and emergency food and nutrition and health referrals, while advocating around issues affecting the hungry and homeless. Last year, they provided food to over 2,200 unduplicated residents of Mohegan Lake and the greater Yorktown-Cortlandt area.

Church of the Ascension Food Pantry, Church of the Ascension, Mt. Vernon $2,800

Church of the Ascension Food Pantry
Church of the Ascension, Mt. Vernon

104 Park Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY  10550

Phone: (914) 668-4851
Email:  AscensionMountVernon@gmail.com

Website: http://ascensionmtvernon.org/

Director: Linda James
Clergy in Charge: Reverend George W. Taylor

Hours of Operation: last Saturday of each month, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Following the closure of two local food pantries, the Food Bank of Westchester asked the Church of the Ascension in Mt. Vernon to become a distribution site. Operations began in May, 2016, and the food panty served 1,300 guests in its first four months of operation.

Ascension Outreach, Church of the Ascension, Manhattan $4,000

Ascension Outreach
Church of the Ascension, Manhattan

12 West 11th Street Manhattan, NY 10011

Phone: 212-254-8620
Email: fatherchinery@ascensionnyc.org


Clergy in Charge:  The Rev. Ed. Chinery

Hours of Operation:  First and third Saturday of each month, 8:30-9am.

Food Pantry serving lower Manhattan. 

Fed by Grace Food Pantry, Grace Church, Port Jervis $6,100

Fed by Grace Food Pantry
Grace Church, Port Jervis

84 Seward Ave., Port Jervis, NY 12771

Phone: 845-856-3026
Email: graceptj@frontiernet.net


Director: Patricia Rennish
Clergy in Charge:  The Rev. Canon  David Lee Carlson

Hours of Operation:  Fourth Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Serving an impoverished, rural area, Grace Church offers a monthly client choice pantry. Last year, they served almost 4,000 guests.

Fred's Pantry, St. Peter's Church, Peekskill $8,000

Fred’s Pantry
St. Peter’s Church, Peekskill

137 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY

Phone: 914-737-6312

Website: https://www.chhop.org/

Email: assistantchop@gmail.com

Director: Cynthia B. Knox
Clergy in Charge:  The Rev. Jan Nunley

Hours of Operation:  Saturdays, 9 am – 11 am

Fred’s Pantry, the first “choice” food pantry serving Peekskill and the surrounding area  offers consumers healthy choices that meet their particular dietary needs and helps people maintain a sense of dignity when trying to overcome food insecurity and meet the basic needs of their families.

Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Mark's, Mt. Kisco $15,000

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry
St. Mark’s Church, Mount Kisco

300 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Phone: 914-610-5187
Email: director@mountkiscofoodpantry.org
Web: http://www.mountkiscofoodpantry.org/

Director: Kelley Housman
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Nils Chittenden

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays & Fridays food delivery to those unable to visit due to physical limitations and/or age

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is a coalition of 12 faith communities dedicated to providing supplemental food to people in need in the greater Mount Kisco area. The Pantry, which served almost 32,000 clients last year, is open twice a week and also makes delivieries to homebound guests. Additional services include nutrition and wellness education and  help with WIC and SNAP benefit applications.

Love Food Programs, St. Peter's Church, Bronx $15,000

Love Food Programs
St. Peter’s Church, Bronx

2500 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718-931-9270
Email: stpetersbronx@gmail.com
Web: http://stpetersbronx.com/community/

Director: Cheryl Seeley
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Joade Dauer-Cardasis

Hours of Operation: Love Kitchen, Thursdays, 12:00-2:00pm | Love Pantry 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-2:00pm

The Love Kitchen and Pantry serves almost 13,000 people every year with their once a month choice pantry and weekly hot meal service.

New York Common Pantry, Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan $8,700

New York Common Pantry
Church of Heavenly Rest, Manhattan

8 East 109th Street, New York, 10029

Phone: 916-720-9700
Email: info@nycommonpantry.org
Web: http://www.nycommonpantry.org/

Director: Stephen Grimaldi
Clergy-in-Charge: The Rev. Matthew Heyd

Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8am-4pm

The New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. Comprehensive services include a choice pantry, case management services, hot meals, brown bag meals, nutrition classes, and shower and laundry facilities for homeless individuals.

Saint James' Fordham Food Pantry' , St. James, Bronx $7,500

Saint James’ Fordham Food Pantry
Saint James’, Bronx

2500 Jerome Avenue, Bronx 10468

Phone: 917-414-3786

Director: Abigail Laryea

Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Matt Oprendek

Hours of Operation: Second Saturday of each month, 2-3:30pm

Saint James’ Fordham Food Pantry works to provide food to mitigate food insecurity, increase nutrition, and support families within a respectful and supportive environment.

San Andres Food Pantry, Yonkers $17,300

San Andres Food Pantry
Iglesia San Andres, Yonkers

22 Post Street, Yonkers, NY 10705

Phone: 914-963-9523
Email: sanandres@verizon.net

Director: Beatriz Castrillon
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Alejandra Trillos

Hours of Operation: First and third Mondays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Westchester County, San Andres is a vibrant parish offering a wide array of services for the community. San Andres provides a choice food pantry, ESL and nutrition classes, immigration services and food delivery for the homebound elderly and ill.

Sloatsburg Food Pantry, St. Mary's Church, Tuxedo Park $7,000

Sloatsburg Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park

93 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY 10974

Phone: 914-393-3160
Email: SloatsburgFoodPantry@gmail.com

Director: Susan Meyer
Clergy in Charge: Father Richard Robyn

Hours of Operation: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, though the pantry’s services are available seven days a week to meet emergency food needs

The Sloatsburg Food Pantry is the only pantry serving the rural Sloatsburg area. It is an ecumenical outreach program providing nutritious food to low-income people and food delivery for people without access to transportation. They also provide nutrition workshops, social service referrals and ESL classes.

Sts. John, Paul & Clement Food Pantry, Mount Vernon $5,000

Sts. John, Paul & Clement Food Pantry
The Church of Saints John, Paul & Clement, Mount Vernon

126 S. Ninth Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10551

Phone: 914-668-0551

Director: Louise Taitt

Hours of Operation: Fridays, 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Pantry is closed in July.

A small church in a high poverty area, the church of Saints John, Paul and Clement operates a weekly choice food pantry to feed those in need. Last year they distributed 5,000 food packages.

St. Ann's Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, Bronx $20,000

St. Ann’s Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
St. Ann’s Church of Morrisania, Bronx

295 St. Ann’s Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454

Phone: 718-585-5632

Email: overallmartha@me.com

Director: Bernice King
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Martha Overall

Hours of Operation: Food Pantry – Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm. Soup Kitchen – Sundays, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

In the nation’s poorest congressional district, St. Ann’s 40-year-old feeding programs reach over 80,000 Bronx residents each year with a biweekly food pantry and a weekly hot meal. They also provide clothing and social service referrals.

St. Edmund's Food Pantry, Bronx $4,500

St. Edmund’s Food Pantry
St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx

1905 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453

Phone: 718-299-7567

Email: stedmund@optimun.net

Director: Elaine Bedminster
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Benjamin Nnaji

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

St. Edmund’s Food Pantry in the Bronx distributes much needed food packages every week and periodically offers nutrition classes and social service referrals.

St. George's Food Pantry, Newburgh $7,500

St. George’s Food Pantry
St. George’s Church, Newburgh

105 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: 845-561-5355
Email:  stgeo105@verizon.net
Web: http://stgeorgesch.com

Director: Alan Nucifore
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Dustin Trowbridge

Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

St. George’s Food Pantry has been serving the poor of Newburgh since the 1990s, and last year they distributed food to over 12,000 guests. The program partners with Occupations, Inc. to provide developmentally disabled adults with work experience at the pantry. Community health partners visit the pantry to provide information and referrals to health services. The pantry also provides flu shots and other social service referrals.

St. Mary's Food Pantry, Manhattan $13,500

St. Mary’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
St. Mary’s Church, West Harlem

521 West 126th St., New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-864-4013
Email: parishoffice.saintmarysharlem@gmail.com
Web: http://stmarysharlem.wordpress.com/outreach/

Director: Ameya Biradavolu
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Mary L. Foulke

Hours of Operation: Food Pantry – Mondays, 4:30–6:00pm. Outreach Soup Kitchen – Saturdays, 2:00–4:00pm

St. Mary’s–the “Be Not Afraid” church–offers a range of services to the people of West Harlem including a choice food pantry, a soup kitchen, a weekly movie night and postal service for the homeless, a thrift store and a brown bag lunch delivery program for the homeless around Harlem.

St. Paul's Food Pantry, Poughkeepsie $7,000

St. Paul’s Food Pantry
St. Paul’s, Poughkeepsie

161 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: 845-452-8440

Email:  stpaulpk@verizon.net
Web: http://www.stpaulspoughkeepsie.org/outreach.html

Director: Daphne Barrett
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Tyler Jones

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

St. Paul’s Church, located in a high-poverty area of Poughkeepsie, operates a choice food pantry and thrift shop every week, and hosts special events for guests throughout the year. St. Paul’s provided food for 2,500 households last year.

St. Peter's Food Pantry, St. Peter's, Chelsea, Manhattan $2,900

St. Peter’s Food Pantry
St. Peter’s, Chelsea, Manhattan

346 W 20 St, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 929-2390

Web: www.stpeterschelsea.com

Director: Alice Blount-Fenney
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Stephen Harding

Hours of Operation: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Peter’s Food Pantry provides 300-450 bags of non-perishable, nutritionally balanced food supplies to its guests every week. Last year they served almost 23,000 people.

Rondout Valley Food Pantry, Christ the King, Stone Ridge, $6,650

Rondout Valley Food Pantry
Christ the King, Stone Ridge

3775 Route 209, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Phone: 845-697-4013
Email: rvfoodpantry@gmail.com
Web: http://www.rvfoodpantry.org/

Director: Susan Bruck
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Alison Quin

Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Rondout Valley Food Pantry provides nourishment, education and advocay for individuals and families in need. Food is distributed biweekly and their Backpack Program supplies children with supplimentary food during the school year. In 2017 they will begin a collaborative project with the chaplaincy program at SUNY New Paltz to offer a mobile food pantry to students at SUNY Ulster.

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