Thank you Macy’s Gives for awarding the pantry $1,700 in support of our efforts to meet the challenges of the world we live in today.
The pantry is now registered with Amazon Smile. If you shop on-line and use Amazonsmile.amazon.com and name the pantry as your charity of choice 5% of your purchase will go to the pantry. So shop away and make a difference.
Many thanks to all the helping hands that made the pantry Christmas Distribution a success! Whether you donated food or a toy or sent monies for us to use or maybe you even packed a food bag or a toy bag, it all happened because we worked together. 259 families received a turkey or a ham and all the fixings for albeit a quiet but sumptuous feast. The evening before food distribution, toys were distributed to 465 children. So with your support, maybe we were able to bring some comfort and joy to the many who come to pantry door.
Let us hope that this New Year brings some peace and some relief for us all.
Wishing each and every one you a year of good health and many shared moments of joy and wonder.
Community coming together helping families in need
The Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Mohegan Lake is an interfaith community based not for profit service organization staffed by volunteers. Our mission is to provide supplemental food to families or individuals who live in the Mohegan Lake and greater Yorktown – Cortlandt area. We seek to provide nutritional, health and referral information to facilitate our patrons in moving beyond the need for emergency food.
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DeCicco's Jefferson Valley Charity of Choice
Now that school is open DeCicco's Jefferson Valley Charity of Choice at the Checkout is back too. Just tell the cashier that The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's is you charity of choice and DeCicco's sends the pantry money based on your the amount of your purchase. It is a great store to shop at and it benefits the pantry.
Easter is coming soon and the pantry is gearing up. The pantry is now serving close to 200 families each week and when it is a holiday distribution that number can double. 225 Easter Baskets were distributed last year and 200 families received a bountiful meal to share with loved ones. It is with your help that the pantry is able to reach so many.
Hams, turkeys, family size frozen lasagna and the fixings for a festive meal are needed. So look for those sales. Donations of gender neutral Easter goodies for children 12 and under will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at St. Mary’s any day of the week. There is a box by the parish hall door for donations that is checked regularly or call the office to arrange a drop off (914-528-3972). Donations are also accepted on Saturday mornings between 8 am and 11 am. Distribution of baskets this year will be on Saturday, March 20th during regular pantry hours. Preregistration of baskets will be required. Registration for baskets will be on Saturday, March 6th and March 13th during pantry hours. Holiday food distribution will be on Saturday, March 27th. Since the pantry continues to follow NYS and CDC regulations for the safety of those we serve and our steady crew of volunteers additional volunteer opportunities are not available at this time. Thank you for understanding.
Alternative gift cards to celebrate Easter are available. Cards may be purchased by contacting the pantry e-mail at email@example.com (subject cards) or online at the website www.cfpstmarysmoheganlake.com (message cards) A donation of $20 per card or $50 for three cards will help support the on-going operation of the pantry and it is a wonderful way to express the joy and gratitude of the Easter season. If purchasing on line, cards will be mailed to you so please include a mailing address.
Baking goods (including corn muffin mix, flour
Family size frozen lasagna
sugar, pie shells, cake mixes, frosting)
Canned vegetables (corn, peas, spinach)
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Parmalat or Powdered Milk
Canned pineapple, peaches, applesauce
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Turkey or Pork Gravy
Gender Neutral Easter Baskets: Already prepared baskets or the fixings (baskets, cello bags, grass, wrapped candy, simple toys e.g. balls, jacks, bunnies, coloring books, crayons, books, jump ropes, chalk) Baskets are given to dependent children 12 and under.