Helping the Needy in Our Community
Residents of Ossining and Briarcliff are eligible
We are here to help feed your family during this difficult time. If you need food assistance or wish to learn more about our services, please Contact Us. A volunteer will get back to you.
You may also call 914-762-5510 or 914-762-5857 (en espanól) or email OssFoodPan@gmail.com
Los residentes de Ossining y Briarcliff son elegibles
Estamos aquí para ayudar a alimentar a su familia durante este difícil momento. Si necesita ayuda para alimentar a su familia, por favor Contáctenos. Un voluntario se pondrá en tu parte.
Dear Friends of The Ossining Food Pantry,
We find ourselves in the midst of very uncertain times. Well before this latest challenge, many people were already choosing between nutritious food for their family and paying rent. Over the past 6 months, the Ossining Food Pantry has seen a noticeable increase in the number of clients served. As supporters of the Ossining Food Pantry, we want to inform you of our ongoing efforts to support our neighbors in need.
Support for Families in Need
Starting in March 2020, we shifted our client support from in-person food distribution to providing our clients C-Town gift cards. This approach requires no client/volunteer interactions thereby protecting all involved. It allows our families to purchase foods they need at times that are convenient for them.
These gift cards represent a significant financial commitment by the Ossining Food Pantry to help feed over 900 client households. Thanks to people like you, we are able to offer support during this difficult time.
In addition to providing C-Town gift cards and Farmers Market coupons, we continue to partner with Feeding Westchester to operate a mobile food pantry. We also provide pre-packed bags of food which are distributed every Tuesday at Trinity Church (7 So. HIghland Ave) Noon-2PM and at HORAC (81 Croton Ave) 4pm-5:30PM. We also partner with Loaves and Fish, Gullotta House and the Ossining PTA on a homebound food delivery program.
A Community Pulling Together
If you are able to donate in order to help us continue these programs, please click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page. We thank you for your ongoing support. We wish the best of everything for our donors, volunteers and for the clients we serve.
Many of our neighbors continue to need help feeding their families. We work to stretch every dollar, but find that the community’s help is needed now more than ever.
The Need is Great. Please help.
We are an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff. Nearly every dollar raised goes to direct food assistance.
Food insecurity is a very real issue for many people in our community. Our clients include single people, couples, parents with children, senior citizens struggling to get by on Social Security, the newly unemployed, the under-employed, individuals returning to society after incarceration, veterans, the sick who cannot work and the well who cannot make ends meet under current circumstances. They can be men, women, and children, young and old, new to the Ossining area and long-time residents. All are hungry.