We ended the first half of the year with another jump in the weekly numbers. We served 119 families, representing 332 people (195 adults, 106 children, 31 seniors). That reflects, of course, price inflation set off by the international supply chain crisis and by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are preparing for what may prove to be a long haul.
Nothing goes to waste in Westchester’s food pantry network. Volunteers from the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry of Pleasantville swapped a carload of rice and other items backed up in their inventory in exchange for whole wheat pasta and whole wheat cereal that was overflowing in ours.
Pictured below is a sample of what Ardsley United Methodist Church volunteer Judy described as “a light” delivery of shelf stable goods.
As always, thanks to the crew at Stop & Shop for their donation program and to Panera, New York Bagel Authority, The Shop for donations of bakery goods.
Items Most Needed: kid-friendly foods for our School’s Out Supplement program, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, low-sugar cereals.
And finally, thanks to a generous grant from Westchester County, the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry was able to buy a new commercial grade freezer (Oliver, left) and refrigerator (Stanley, right) to replace worn out equipment in the kitchen of South Presbyterian Church. Another replacement unit, delayed by the supply chain crisis, is due in August.
This month’s newsletter was written by the crank with the wrench and the mop, Duke Coffey, proud new parent of Oliver and Stanley.