January 16, 2019

Good evening, everybody – today we served a total of 27 families, including 51 adults, 32 children and 12 seniors.  We served 95 people today.

I was contacted by Patricia Straub, one of the parents of the Dobbs Ferry High School football team, which had a banner year this year.  As they have for the past several years, they’ll be doing a food drive for us at Stop & Shop on Saturday, February 2.  That’s the day before Super Bowl Sunday, so there should be many people shopping that day.  Please, everybody on this list do a little shopping at Stop & Shop that day, and buy something extra for the pantry.
At Springhurst they’re doing their second food drive of the year for us also, and Nola Long will be dropping the food off in a couple of weeks.  We need this food because donating drops off after the holidays.  I’m glad we can always count on the Dobbs Ferry schools for support.
Another support we can always count on are the local churches.  Ken Stahn dropped off fifteen bags of food from Ardsley United Methodist two days ago, and today Carol walked in with an entire cart’s worth of food from both Zion Episcopal and Dobbs Ferry Lutheran.  These churches have been caring for us for years.
This coming Monday Marc, Benny and I will be giving a brief presentation at Woodlands Community Temple.  It’s a combination of Martin Luther King Day and and the Jewish Arbor Day, and they’re celebrating environmental justice by donating to our Pantry.  We appreciate the people at Woodlands thinking of us, as they have through the years, and we’re glad to have a chance to educate everybody who comes about the pantry and Roots & Wings.


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