About Us

“Feeding the hungry with dignity and respect”

The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry has been serving the Rivertowns since 2011 by providing food in an accessible  area for all citizens in need. We rely on charitable donations to feed the 100+ families that rely on us. Ultimately, we hope to help ease the burden of those in need by providing them with the food they need to help them focus on the futures they want.

The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry at South Presbyterian Church opened its doors in January 2011 in response to the growing demand for food assistance in Dobbs Ferry, New York as well as people from the neighboring villages of Ardsley and Irvington. We also serve the hungry in Greenburgh.  However, the Pantry is open to and serves everyone who expresses need, regardless of religious belief, affiliation or income level.

The church currently provides the space free of charge. Our staff is 100% volunteer, so all of the money donated to the pantry is used to purchase items that go directly to those who need assistance.  

The pantry is open every Wednesday from 10am to noon. On average, we serve 40 families–approximately 145 individuals, many of whom are young children and seniors.  We are also open the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The South Presbyterian Church sponsors the Food Pantry as an offshoot of its Hunger Ministries. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions and donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Volunteers and donors are both members and non-members.

It is run by a coalition of about 25 community members from Dobbs Ferry, Hastings on Hudson, Ardsley and Irvington.

We are authorized members of Feeding Westchester.  Feeding Westchester allows us to purchase food for the pantry at a lower cost than ordinarily obtained from a grocery store.

The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry is an equal-opportunity provider.

Cabrini Immigrant Services, SPRING Community Partners and Midnight Run refer clients to the Pantry and help us understand specific needs.  We also receive referrals from the Westchester County Department of Social Services.  Another important referral source is from people in the community.  

We deliver to food-insecure people in the area who can’t get to the pantry due to illness or disability but who are hungry.  We’re happy to drop food off to those people.

If you’d like to know more about how you can help, let us know.

5 Responses to About Us

  1. Jodie Reaver says:

    I can bring donated food – macaroni and cheese, beans, canned tomatoes, pasta. Please let me know if you need items.


    • dfpantry says:

      Jodie, thank you so much for offering to bring food. Can you bring shelf-stable food early on a Wednesday morning when the volunteers are getting ready to open the pantry? Say, around 9:00? Then the pantry opens at 10:00. Is that possible? The church is closed at other times, so it’s difficult to drop off food. There is a small bin in front of the office doors, where you can leave food if there isn’t too much. Does Wednesday morning work for you? I know they’ll be needing food on Wednesday, May 20.


  2. Barbara says:

    Hi, I am a 9 year old and me and my friends would like to help out. This whole year at my school I have been learning about helping. So we would like to help you. We were thinking about running a food drive for the Dobbs Ferry food Pantry. We would like to know how to do a food drive?
    1. Do we need a permit?
    2. Do we need permission from you to do the food drive?
    3. What are your most needed items?
    Is there anything else we should know?
    I am putting my mom’s email address below please get back to me when you can.


  3. Rachel Kaz says:

    Do you accept unopened formula?


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