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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.
Thank you to all who contributed to make this year's Thanksgiving Distribution a great success. 191 families received a turkey and all the trimmings for an abundant meal to share with their friends and loved ones.
The pantry is now gearing up for the next holiday distribution that will be on Saturday, December 22nd.
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.
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
Many thanks to all who contributed in some way in making the pantry Christmas distribution a great success. 170 families received a festive meal with all the trimmings to share with family and loved ones. 385 children received presents which included an age appropriate new book.
Thank you to the students of the Lakeland High School Spanish Honor Society and their adviser, Mrs. Carreira for the donation of gently used coats, gloves and scarves. Thank you for taking the time to collect and sort all those warm winter clothing into bags for ease of distribution. Many people will be a little bit more comfortable during these cold winter months because of you!
The You Tube Phenomena!
A Big Thanks!
Christmas Distribution 2018
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.
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!
Eat Well, Support Local Farmers and the Food Pantry
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!