October 11, 2017

Good evening, everybody – today we served a total of 23 families, including 40 adults, 29 children and 7 seniors.

Early this morning we received another delivery from Westchester Milk.  This time the delivery included chocolate milk in glass bottles like the old days, as well as several containers of orange juice.  I’ll have a letter to the editor in the Enterprise this Friday, praising them.  I didn’t know they existed.

I talked to Wendy Armstrong, head of the Junior League’s diaper bank program.  I now have four applications gathered from clients who desperately need diapers.  She told me to scan and e-mail those applications to her with my name and the name of the pantry listed as the responsible person.  Then there’s one Thursday every month when I’ll be expected to appear at the Department of Social Services in Yonkers and they’ll give me a one-week supply of diapers and wipes for each parent I’m picking up for.  She says there are many people (social workers) who represent clients and can pick up for more than one person.  I’ll give it a try and see how it works out.

Mercy College posted on Facebook about their food pantry.  From the post it looks like it’s only at their Bronx campus, but our connection at Mercy says there’s a pantry at the Dobbs Ferry campus also.  No one has contacted me from Mercy, but I wrote to the e-mail address listed in the Facebook post, offering the pantry’s help to the Dobbs Ferry students however we can.  Let’s see what happens.

We made up a bag of food for Benny to drop off to a woman’s caregiver at the Dobbs Ferry Senior Center.  When he got there the caregiver wasn’t there but had left word to leave the bag with staff at the Senior Center and she’d pick it up tomorrow.  Maybe we can help another disabled senior in Dobbs Ferry on an ongoing basis.

See everybody at Sam’s Restaurant (128 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry) next Wednesday, the 18th, any time after 5:00.  We’ll get 15% of whatever you eat, drink or take out.  I’ll also have a bin there in case anyone wants to bring some shelf-stable food for the pantry.  Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

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