August 2022

Everything seems to slow down for the lazy, hot days of August. But that’s not the case at the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry. Our number of clients continues to hover around 100 families each week, including about 8 Ukrainian families who have fled their country since the war started. One to 2 new families join the pantry weekly. Our team of volunteers eagerly greets everyone as they distribute fresh produce, bread, and dairy along with shelf stable staples. 

The Kids are Alright

Local kids have been contributing to the Pantry over the summer. Our teenage volunteers are heading back in school and we’ll miss all of their enthusiasm and energy. Huge thank yous to Kat, Fran, Aden, Nicholas, Eli, Holden, Ella, Henry, Ryan, Ava, Devin and Claire. 

H.S. student Aden with Bill, who is no longer in school.

Check out these kid driven donations!

A big shout out to Irivington’s Main Street school student 4th grader’s leadership team. They collected $761.33 for the pantry. We love your messages of peace, love and equality!

Happy 10th birthday to Juan! He asked friends and family to donate food for the pantry INSTEAD OF BIRTHDAY GIFTS! Juan collected a car full that he delivered with his sister. We’re honored to be the recipients of your generosity. 

Elmwood Day Camp contributed donations dropped off by Leora and daughter Danielle. Thank you campers! 

Also, our deepest gratitude to the regular weekly and monthly food donors: Scarsdale Women’s Club, Ardsley United Methodists, Ed & Diane Steinberg, Harold Brown, Stop ‘n Shop, Panera Bread, The Shop in Ardsley, New York Bagel Authority in Dobbs, and Mom’s Organic Market.

We’re grateful to Ardsley Methodist for this generous donation. 

New York State came to the Food Pantry in August

Thank you to Assemblyman Tom Abinanti who dropped off a few cases of COVID tests for our clients and volunteers. Stay safe, everyone!

A representative from NY State came to sign up clients for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It’s the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. Many of our clients signed up, making her visit a success. 

Looking for more info about the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry? Take a look at our newly improved website.

Ivan Woodard designed the site. Kimberly Janeway wrote the text. Ellen Crane took many of the photos and Alisha Neumaier placed the images and made them wonderful.  

This month’s pantry newsletter was written by Sharon Bilman, who usually spends Wednesday mornings checking the expiration dates on our many donations. Ask her where to find the date on a bag of rice, a jar of pasta sauce, or a box of mac and cheese.

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