|Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry|
Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry
The Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry serves between many families. We are open alternate Thursdays at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Pleasantville. Please call the number below to get the latest distribution schedule.
Our clients come from Millwood, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Thornwood and Hawthorne. They are the truly needy: elderly singles who can’t pay Westchester rents and still have money for medicine, food and heating oil; disabled men and women with little of no disability insurance with families to feed; mentally impaired individuals of all ages and ethnic groups; mothers and children fleeing from abusive situations; families in which parents were “temporarily” laid off who have now used up what little savings they had … people who have fallen through the cracks.
Each client has to come with a letter of referral from a clergyman or government agency. We receive denotations from individuals, charitable groups like the Lions Club, American Legion chapters and Rotary clubs. Schools and religious groups run food drives for us several times a year.
When we get more food than we can store or when the dates on items are getting too close to expiration, we donate food to other less fortunate pantries. These include Carver House in New Rochelle, St. Crispins in the South Bronx, Grace church in White Plains and Pelham Jewish Senior Food Pantry also in the Bronx.
The gratitude of our clients is all over their faces, especially when the kids come by with their folks. If you are interested in “getting the rush” from volunteering, contact the Pleasantville Interfaith Food Pantry at ...
This site was last updated 07/08/08