July 3, 2019

Good afternoon, everybody – today we served 25 families, including 53 adults, 31 children and 10 seniors.  We served a total of 94 people today.

          This coming September there will be another 5K race sponsored by Feeding Westchester.   Last September a number of us at the pantry participated, including me, and we ended up earning an award for fundraising.  So far three of us have signed up again this year, and I’m hoping several more will join in.  The people on this list need to sponsor us so that we can earn another award.  You’ll hear more about it from me as we get closer to September.
          We heard from Susan Strangio of Cabrini of Westchester today.  They’re planning to do a food drive for us among the employees in honor of Mother Cabrini’s birthday on July 15.  This makes us at the pantry very happy because not many food drives take place during the summer, and our clients continue to need food.  In fact, it’s more important during the summer because the children don’t even get their meals at school.  So, we really appreciate this effort by Cabrini.  I hope the people on this list remember us, too, both financially and with food donations.  Remember, there’s a PayPal function on our website (www.dobbsferrypantry.org) and you can leave food and diapers for us in the South Church kitchen at any time.  Or visit us on a Wednesday morning between 10:00 and noon so we can see you and show you around.
          I saw a Mayor’s Newsletter on Facebook that said that Westchester County has decided to designate specific Town Days at Playland.  Dobbs Ferry’s Town Day in July 9, this coming Tuesday.  I remember there used to be a special Town Day at our local amusement park when I was a child and it was a lot of fun.  I can’t make it that day, but I hope a lot of people from Dobbs Ferry go that day.  Let’s hope it turns out to be a yearly thing.
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