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.
The You Tube Phenomena!
Eat Well, Support Local Farmers and the Food Pantry
Community coming together helping families in need
Easter Distribution 2019
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!
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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 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!
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.
Easter is coming soon and the pantry is gearing up. The pantry serves an average of 104 families each week and when it is a holiday distribution that number can double. 318 Easter Baskets were distributed last year and 149 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 and the fixings for a festive meal are needed. So look for those sales. Donations of Easter goodies for children age 12 and under will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at St. Mary’s during church office hours, Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 2 pm. (Please alert the office by calling 914-528-3972), Saturday mornings between 8 am and 11 am or even the day of the set-up. Set-up will be Friday, April 12th, between 3 pm and 5 pm. Distribution will be Saturday, April 13th. Since it is a very busy set-up and distribution and we have the safety of our volunteers in mind, we ask that all volunteers be 13 years of age or older. Younger volunteers accompanied by an adult are welcome any other 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)
on- line 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.
Hams and Turkeys
Baking goods(including corn muffin mix, flour, Pudding/Jello, sugar,cake mixes frosting)Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Canned vegetables (corn, peas, spinach)
Canned pineapple, peaches, cranberries
Parmalat or Powdered Milk
Easter Baskets: Already prepared baskets or the fixings (baskets, cello wrap or 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 years of age and under.