Good afternoon, everybody – today we served 26 families with 53 adults, 38 children and 9 seniors. We served a total of 100 people today.
The benefit dinner and show for the South Presbyterian teen benefit for their service project scholarships is on for this Saturday, March 23 at 6:00. There won’t be any tickets at the door, but you can order tickets at Southpres.org. See you there! The pantry has a table of volunteers, so you’ll see several of us there.
We’ve decided to order a second share of the CSA (community supported agriculture) for this summer, and Tom Deacon, the farmer at Fable Foods in Ossining, will donate two shares, which means we’ll be picking up four CSA shares this summer! Including the produce from the Roots & Wings garden (let me know if you’d like to have a plot in the garden and I’ll put you in touch with Roots & Wings), our clients will have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables all summer and into the fall!
Andrew Smith and I represented the pantry at the ribbon-cutting at the Mercy College food pantry (known as the MAV Market, named after the Mercy College Mavericks). It’s beautiful and it’ll be open every other Wednesday and some evenings to serve the Mercy College students, staff and faculty – whoever needs food. Thanks to Mary Sherman, the VISTA volunteer who ha helped them get this pantry going. They’ve been working on it for a long time. I’m attaching a picture of a couple of their shelves. They’re off to a good start!
Molly Rodriguez, Director,
Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry