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.
The Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving distribution will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8:30 am to 11:00. We will be setting up on Friday, November 16, 2018, starting at about 3:00.
We wish to give our guests the provisions for a bountiful feast and we will need help. Food and/or monetary contributions are needed and greatly appreciated. Volunteers are welcome. However, the evening of the set-up can be rather hectic. So, we do ask that children under 13 years of age not participate in the set-up. We love our youth volunteers and want to make sure their safety comes first.
Donations may be dropped off at the church during office hours Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 2: 00 pm, Saturday mornings between 8 am and 11 am and the day of the set-up. For more information either call 528-3972 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Suggested Donations for Thanksgiving 2018
Whole Turkeys or Turkey Breasts
Canned or packaged gravy (turkey)
Can/Bottle Juices (family size)
Rice (family size bag not the very large size bag)
Canned Soups (including cream of mushroom)
Canned French Fried Onions
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Canned Fruits (cranberries and pineapples)
Canned or frozen vegetables (corn, peas, green beans)
Baking goods (flour, sugar, pumpkin and apple pie filling, boxed pie crust, cake mixes,corn muffin mix)
Boxed pudding and jell-o
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
In addition we also offer an opportunity to donate through holiday/all occasion greeting cards. The holiday gift cards work this way: A donor sends/gives a beautiful “occasion” card to the chosen recipient, fills out the receipt slip and mails the donation and the slip back to St. Mary’s. The donated money all goes directly to the cost of operating the pantry and the recipient of the card has the pleasure of knowing that a bag of groceries went to a needy family in their name. The cards are a wonderful and thoughtful gift for those hard to buy for folks on your list and are greatly appreciated by those that receive them. They make thoughtful teacher gifts or maybe a gift for that after school instructor or the sitter. The sympathy cards bring comfort to a family that has lost a loved one.
Gift cards may be purchased by sending an e-mail with the subject, “gift card” to email@example.com. or through the website at www.cfpstmarysmoheganlake.com. Cards are $20 each or 3 for $50. All proceeds benefit the pantry. We will mail you the cards, so include mailing address. Cards may also be purchased and picked up at the church office during office hours Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 2 pm.
Eat Well, Support Local Farmers and the Food Pantry
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.
Thank you to all who participated in the 11th Annual Golf Outing. With the support of the sponsors, the golfers, the raffle gift donors and the dinner attendees it was a great day of fun and fund raising. And best of all it didn't rain!
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Young Volunteers Helping Out
Thanks go out to Craig Caravello and his friends for their kind act helping out the food pantry. You can read the full story about Craig on our Testimonial page here.
The Peekskill Brewery has become a community site for distribution of Field Goods in The Bag. For every subscription Field Goods will donate money to the pantry to support our operation. Just make sure you designate St. Mary's Food Pantry aka The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's as your choice. They also have an easy way to donate fresh produce to the pantry.
Click on the link http://www.field-goods.com and get started!
The picture below is of my first order and I was very pleased with the freshness and quality. Recipes can be found on their website too!
The You Tube Phenomena!
Next up is our WINTER COAT DRIVE! Please donate clean gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves for all ages - adults, children, male and female. Items may be dropped off Tuesday through Friday between the hours if 9:30 am to 2 pm or Saturday mornings during pantry hours 7:30 am to 11:00 am from now until November 2nd at The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's Mohegan Lake. 1836 East Main Street, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
Soon to be 10 year old, Gina, asks questions. She wanted to help after her grandmother explained to her that there were people who were not as fortunate as her own family when Gina saw some homeless folks in New York City while visiting her Uncle Thomas. Gina wanted to do something to help. Her grandmother told her that there were families right here in our community that go to food pantries to provide for their families.
Gina decided to go shopping. Gina took our food pantry shopping list and her family to the supermarket.
Gina was very careful to select a variety of grocery items. Her great grandmother, Myrtle, chipped in and bought a ham for the holiday distribution. Wow, four generations working together to share with others all inspired by Gina's question.
What a thoughtful young lady and an inspiration to us all.
The pantry received an e-mail from six year old Jason's mom. Jason had a viewed a video on You Tube about folks bringing food to a food bank. Well, he thought this was a great idea and wanted to do the same.
Jason asked his mom and she concurred. But things got busy as they usually do, but Jason persisted. This was important. Mom did some research and found that there was a pantry right in the neighborhood. So Jason and mom went shopping and selected 12 cans of vegetables to purchase and bring to the pantry, Jason accompanied by his mom came on a Saturday morning and delivered his donation. Not only did he drop off the cans of vegetables, but he placed them on the tables where they belonged to be a choice for that day.
So we can all learn from You Tube if we make the right choices as did six year old, Jason. It's important to help your neighbor!
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.
Community coming together helping families in need
Golf Outing 2018
Old Man Winter Festival
Winter Coat Drive