“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi
The effort, teamwork, compassion and hard work that go into making the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry run is a sight to behold. From the amazing teenage volunteers who come with full hearts and great attitudes to the community volunteers who set up the tables so it looks like a beautiful farmers market and help guide the clients through selections.
The vendors who donate have truly made a world of difference. Elmwood Day Camp – donated today and will contribute for the next two weeks. The Scarsdale Woman’s Club pulled up in three cars loaded with food and diapers. Panera Bread has given us donations of breads and pastries and New York Bagel Authority donated bagels and will continue to do so. MOM’s Organic Market has also continuously donated generously. Please stop by these establishments and let them know how much you appreciate their contribution to the community.
The most important aspect of the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry are the families we serve. Our mission is not only to supply food but to treat our clients with kindness and empathy and for them to leave the pantry with hope that tomorrow can be better than today.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
DONATE: Your cash donations go a long way in keeping the pantry stocked. We also have a table set up every Wednesday night at the Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series in Waterfront Park. Please stop by!
MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Size 4, 5 and 6 diapers and baby wipes, peanut butter in plastic jars, tomato sauce in plastic jars and tuna.
This week’s newsletter written by Pantry volunteer, Donna Assumma. Photos by Crane Photography.