October 9, 2019

representing South Church, the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry, Roots & Wings, the CSA and others at the Ferry Festa on October 5, 2019

At Ferry Festa on October 5, representing South Church, Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry, Roots & Wings and Community Nursery School

Good afternoon, everybody – today we served 23 families, including 45 adults, 23 children and 8 seniors, for a total of 76 people.
          We saw a lot of you at the Ferry Festa this past Saturday, and others of you at the Irvington Farmers’ Market.  A great time was had by all, and people donated generously to the pantry at both events.  There are a lot of caring people in the Rivertowns.
          We had our 18-month inspection by Feeding Westchester, and I’m proud to say that we passed with flying colors.  We’re careful to follow Feeding Westchester’s requirements because they’re good ones and they make sure that our clients are well-served.
          We’re looking forward to a donation of food tomorrow morning from Woodlands Community Temple in honor of Yom Kippur.  We’re honored that the people at Woodlands think of us during the high holy days, and we’ll be delighted to receive and give out that food.
          And later in the month we’ll be receiving the first of three deliveries of food collected by the students and their families at Springhurst School.  Their Kids Can campaigns have helped us tremendously for several years now, and we hope they continue for a long time.  There’s a lot of work involved in organizing a drive like this, and thanks go out to Nola Kende Long and Sharon Van Engen for working on this, together with the other parents and students.

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