November 11, 2021

We lucked out again today – no rain and perfect temperatures, is this November?

Bags of produce ready for the taking

We continue to enjoy the support of  many of our community organizations.  This week and the next there is an uptick in donations all due to anticipating the coming holiday.  Who doesn’t get excited about Thanksgiving?  Stop & Shop has partnered with Feeding Westchester and the county’s Bee Line to “Fill a Bus” with goods for the pantry to give out, centering donations around Turkey Day.  Christian Preschool director, Barbara Bayer-Mertens is rallying her families to make a donation the Monday before. Volunteer Roubi Elipoulos is heading up a pie drive with the Masters School and several Girl Scout troops.

Of course we appreciate the ongoing support of so many: Zion Church, Temple Beth Shalom, Ardsely United Methodist Church, Scarsdale Woman’s Club (coming next Wednesday to make the drop)  Scarsdale PaneraNY Bagel Authority, The Shop and Mom’s Organic Market.

A shout out to our online donors; the ability to have good cash flow to purchase the necessities for our neighbors is critical.  It gives us the flexibility to make purchases that round out what is donated in goods. Thank you all and to those who are sustaining contributors a huge round of applause!

Alisha and Bijal manning Mom’s Organic table

We get some interesting items from time to time, and when we can offer a grouping of them we set up a specialty table.  This week we featured a pet supply table for the furry friends of the pantry.

Need to get out and forget about cooking?  November 18th, the Cookery in Dobbs is donating 15% of their profits to the Pantry.  Make your reservation early – they have outdoor heated tables and if the weather holds like today, it’ll be a perfect setting for enjoying their amazing food!

MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Size 6 diapers, baby wipes, tomato sauce in plastic jars, canned fruit

This week’s newsletter written by the Pantry’s fearless leader, Vera Halpenny.

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