September 19, 2018

Good afternoon, everybody – today we served a total of 20 families, including 36 adults, 28 children and 5 seniors.

The annual Feeding Westchester all-day conference will take place tomorrow at the Doubletree in Tarrytown.  Three of us from the pantry will be there, and we’ll report back what we’ve learned.
We heard from Nola Long and Sharon Van Engen at Springhurst, letting us know that they’ll be doing three food drives for us this year, beginning in late October.  Springhurst has been behind us since the beginning, and Spring Community Partners were the first ones to come up with the idea of a food pantry in the Rivertowns.  Don’t know where we’d be without them.
The Feeding Westchester 5K is this coming Sunday.  Seven of us from the pantry will be participating – some running, some walking.  All the money donated by sponsors goes to our account at Feeding Westchester, which is where we buy food for our clients.  There’s still time for you to contribute.  Here’s the website:  https://fundraise.feedingwestchester.org/event/feeding-westchester-miles-for-meals-5k-walk-and-run.  Thanks to all of you who have already donated.  I’ve never run (walked) in a 5K before.  This will be interesting.
A wonderful friend of Benny’s from the Dobbs Ferry Senior Center placed an order for us at Stop & Shop’s Pea Pod delivery service.  It arrived this morning around 11:00, and it was huge.  The generosity of the people in this community never fails to amaze me.  We were able to give out quite a few items just between 11:00 and the time the pantry closed.
Another sign of generosity is the bin at Stop & Shop.  Just this afternoon I picked up several boxes of cereal, pasta and beans.  Thank you!
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