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.
The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Mohegan Lake is a grassroots all volunteer staffed service that has been in operation for over 30 years. People in our neighborhood and surrounding area hear about us through word of mouth or by referral through religious, school or social service organizations. Besides providing emergency and supplemental food, we provide nutritional, health and voter registration information as well as referral sources to meet other basic needs. We ask our guests to fill out a registration form that requires proof of residency. No one is turned away if they are in need, but we do provide residents outside our neighborhood and surrounding area with information about emergency food programs available to them. The Community Food Pantry is a self-select pantry, serving 3 meals for 3 days. Food items for that day are on display so that our guests may make choices. Frozen meats, poultry and/or fish are part of the weekly distribution. Several times a month fresh produce is available through the Food Bank for Westchester. The pantry also receives fresh produce during the growing season from Hilltop Hanover Farms, a Westchester County Environmental Education Farm located in Yorktown. Three times a year during major holidays, we provide special meals for families and individuals. At Christmas and Easter gifts are provided for the dependent children.
Not only does The Community Food Pantry offer emergency and supplemental food assistance to our neighbors in need, the pantry offers the opportunity to fulfill community service for our youth who need it for school, church/synagogue/mosque or civic organizations.
Volunteers are always welcome and come from all walks of life and all ages.
The Community Food Pantry is truly an integral part of the Mohegan Lake and greater Yorktown/Cortlandt area.