September 12, 2018

Good afternoon, everybody – today we served a total of 30 families, including 56 adults, 34 children and 12 seniors.

Jen Cadenhead has joined our team for the Feeding Westchester 5K on Sunday, September 23.  That makes eight of us.  Quite a few people have donated to the Miles for Meals website, even some anonymously.  Thanks to everyone who donated, and remember that whatever amount is donated is applied to our account at Feeding Westchester so that we can continue to order food to feed our clients.  Here’s the website again:  https://fundraise.feedingwestchester.org/event/feeding-westchester-miles-for-meals-5k-walk-and-run.  It’s not until September 23, so there’s still time to donate.
As I mentioned last week, the Whiskey Thing, sponsored by Rochambeau Wines and Liquors, is tomorrow night from 7:00 to 9:00 at St. George Bistro in Hastings.  It’s $45 and it’s a fundraiser for the Pantry and also for the Irvington Library.  If you go, bring some shelf-stable food for the pantry.  They’ll collect it at the door.
Last Sunday Ellen and I attended the pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Dobbs Ferry High School football team.  A merry time was had by all, and the food was good.  We were greeted by Susan Hemsley, mother of team member Tommy Palicz.  Every year the team does a food drive for us at Stop & Shop at the end of the season, and we’re hoping they’ll do it again this year.  The shoppers can’t resist those team members when they ask them to donate something to us.
Remember the huge Irvington Presbyterian attic sale this coming Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15.  Wait until you see how much stuff they have.   I’ll be working there on Friday, so maybe I’ll see some of the people on this list.  Irvington Presbyterian has been very helpful to the pantry for years, and we love them very much.
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