Good afternoon, everyone – today we served a total of 23 families, including 41 adults, 37 children and 8 seniors.
This past Sunday we had some beautiful lettuce from the CSA, along with strawberries, pea shoots, collard greens, some herbs and some rutabaga. Plus we get donations twice a week from Springhurst and the Middle and High Schools in Dobbs Ferry from their lunch program. The unopened foods they leave behind used to be thrown out but are now collected and brought over to the pantry, where we give them out on Wednesdays. Today we gave out bananas, apples, cheese sticks, yogurt and crackers.
There’s a couple who live in Ardsley who regularly, consistently deliver eggs and carrots to us. This happened again last Sunday, only this time it was eggs and potatoes. We’re always grateful for regular, reliable donations like these.
This afternoon I got a phone call from Ken Stahn at Ardsley Methodist. Someone who was a member of the church passed away this week, and all of the food she left behind was gathered by Ken and some other members of the church and donated to us. And beforehand they went through everything to make sure there was nothing that was already opened and nothing that had expired. We really appreciate this effort so that we don’t have to do it ourselves. And we always appreciate our friends at Ardsley Methodist, Zion Episcopal and Dobbs Ferry Lutheran. They are our go-to people.
Volunteer Barbara M. has offered to help us come up with some innovative ideas for fundraising. She’s always full of enthusiastic ideas, so let’s see what she comes up with. Thank you, Barbara. If anybody on this list has an idea for a way for us to raise funds or to encourage more people to donate food, diapers and other items to us, please let us know!