Good evening, everybody – today we served a total of 25 families with 51 adults, 39 children and 8 seniors.
While the pantry was in process, we were gifted with a donation of 32 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Troop 2147 in Dobbs Ferry. The cookies flew off the shelf like hotcakes.
One of our long-time volunteers, Barbara M., posted a request on Facebook for people to donate diapers to our pantry. She got an enthusiastic response! Many people came through with diapers and wipes for us, and a couple of people made PayPal donations to us on our website as well. Thank you, Barbara. And thank you for providing toiletries for the clients in honor of Mothers’ Day also, and for planning to do the same thing for Fathers’ Day.
The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington is having its thrift sale Friday and Saturday of this week. They’ll have some tremendous bargains.
Spring Community Partners is also having its free clothing boutique on Saturday morning.
And Saturday is the day when letter carriers in Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington are collecting shelf-stable foods when they drop off the mail. Hopefully everybody on this list who lives in those villages will put some food out. But first, check the expiration date. Our pantry will be the grateful recipient of whatever food is collected in Dobbs Ferry and deposited at the Post Office.
I’ll be away for the next two weeks. I was away for a couple of weeks in April and the pantry ran like clockwork. We’ve got a team of volunteers who never give up and who never get overwhelmed. A heartfelt thank you to all of you.