How to Help

If you’re interested in helping out with our efforts to improve our community, the absolute best thing you can do is tell other people about the pantry! Make sure that people in need know about the pantry, and the people who can help know where to go. If you’re interested in volunteering at the pantry, we always need volunteers to help with food drives; help unpack Food Bank orders; help shop for items still needed at grocery stores; help pick up donations from partners; help write grants; help write marketing materials; help with our online presence; help us grow and improve; help with correspondence. If you’re interested in doing any of these things, please contact us.

Monetary donations are always needed.  You can make a donation through our Pay Pal function on this website, or you can mail us a check, made out to South Presbyterian Church with “Pantry” in the memo line.

Or you can donate food to us by dropping off shelf-stable foods at any time by leaving the food in the church kitchen (South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry).  Put a note on it that says “pantry” and we’ll shelve it and give it out the next time we’re at the pantry.  Please also attach your name and address so that we can send you a thank-you note.  We value all donations.

Food Drives

Another useful thing that you can do to help with the food pantry is organize a food drive! We like to coordinate our food drives so that the flow of food into the food pantry is more even (for example, we overflow during Thanksgiving, but have much less during the summer). Please check out our calendar and email us with the dates you were thinking of planning your food drive so that we can post the dates on the website! To make your job a little easier, we’ve prepared a number of fliers for you to model your own after, or simply use as for your own food drive, as well as instructions to make the whole process easier.

Please note that in order to edit the sample fliers attached, you must make a copy of the document and save it to your own google drive. From there you can edit.

 

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