Community coming together helping families in need
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 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.
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.
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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Christmas Distribution 2017
Another successful distribution thanks to all of you.
186 families received a turkey or ham and all the fixings for a festive meal to share with loved ones, 371 children received toys. Once again, the first and second grade class at Seton collected Teddy Bears. The bears this year were distributed by our wonderful Toys for Tots delivery person, Bob, to Veterans’ families. As the pantry did at Thanksgiving, we were able to provide assistance to Christ Community Church in Peekskill. 6 hams and toys were provided that will find their way to 3 different centers that the church services.
Wishing you all joyful times and moments of wonder as well as good health throughout 2018.
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.