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, as well as people from the neighboring towns of Ardsley, Hastings on Hudson and Irvington. We also serve people from 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. 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 the last Wednesday of the month we are also open from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. On average, we serve 40 families–approximately 145 individuals, many of whom are young children.
Status and Affiliations
The South Presbyterian Church sponsors the Food Pantry as an offshoot of its Hunger Ministries. It is a 501(c)(3) organization. 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 and Ardsley.
We are authorized members of the Food Bank for Westchester. The Food Bank allows us to purchase food for the pantry at a lower cost than ordinarily obtained from a grocery store.