June 12, 2019

Good afternoon, everybody – today we served 39 families, including 70 adults, 55 children and 19 seniors.  We served a total of 144 people today.

          This past Sunday was our first CSA of the season, and we’re off to a great start.  We were able to offer the clients snap peas, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, rhubarb, asparagus, beets, apples and sunflower shoots.  We provided a pile of rhubarb recipes, which the clients happily accepted.
          On top of that Marc harvested in the garden early this morning and brought in beautiful lettuce, kale and herbs, including lemon verbena.  In the past we’ve had the most delicious tomatoes from the garden, and Marc says they’re coming along this year also.
          Yesterday we were visited by a group of fourth-graders from Springhurst School.  They had a lot of good questions about how a food pantry works, and they brought food for our shelves as well.  The class is studying how volunteerism helps a community, and they divided into groups studying the volunteer firefighters, the ambulance corps, Cabrini of Westchester, Dobbs Ferry Village Hall and our pantry.  We’re happy to have been included, and I’m sure the children will bring information home to their parents about our pantry.
          Thanks also to Westchester Milk, Ardsley United Methodist Church, Zion Episcopal and Dobbs Ferry Lutheran.  They all have helped us on a regular, consistent basis for years, without even being asked.  what more could we ask for?  This is what keeps us going.

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