Helping the Needy in Our Community
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 or children, young or old, new to the Ossining area or long-time residents. All are hungry.
If you need food assistance or wish to learn more about our
services, please call or email the Food Pantry at the number
and address listed to the right. A volunteer will return the call.
How to Qualify for Pantry Assistance
We welcome residents of Ossining or Briarcliff Manor. Nothing is needed for the initial visit. During the first visit, clients will be told about our requirements and are interviewed for information regarding residence, household size, and financial need. Following the first visit, a referral is to be provided by a local service agency, physician or clergy. This process will be repeated annually.
Our Current Services
Choice Pantry at Trinity Church (downtown Ossining) is open for food distribution on Thursday evenings 6:30-8 PM or Friday mornings 10 AM-Noon.
Agency Delivery Program – The Food Pantry delivers bags of food to eligible families at the Ossining Children’s Center and St. Matthew’s Day Care.
Emergency Food Assistance – We can provide food for families in crisis within 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Food Bank/Kraft Mobile Pantry – The Mobile Pantry at Star of Bethlehem Church (304 Spring St.) distributes meat, dairy and produce two Wednesday afternoons each month. Call the Pantry office to confirm dates and time. Anyone in the community may take advantage of this offering.
Home Delivery Program – Bags of groceries are delivered to sick, elderly and disabled clients who are unable to come to our distribution site.
Ossining Farmers’ Market – We distribute coupons to clients which can be used to purchase fresh produce from participating vendors.
The Need is Great
Our client list continues to grow and has increased +22% since 2015. That means a lot more groceries to buy for our neighbors in need. We work to stretch every dollar, but find that the community’s help is needed now more than ever.
We are an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff. If you’d like to volunteer or donate, click the links on the left.