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CHANGE IN COUPON PROCEDURES STARTING IN JULY

With the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is time to return to in-person support at Trinity Church.

  • Starting in July, clients must come to Trinity Church (7 South Highland Ave.) to pick up coupons.
  • To receive coupons, clients must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • WEAR A MASK.
    • Bring ID showing your name

Clients may visit Trinity ONE TIME each month to pick up coupons.  We will be open four (4) times a month as follows:

                  JULY                                                      AUGUST

Wednesday, July 14   6pm – 8pm                  Wednesday, August 11      6pm – 8pm

Thursday, July 15      10am – 12 noon           Thursday, August 12        10am – 12 noon

Wednesday, July 21   6pm – 8pm                  Wednesday, August 18     6pm – 8pm

Thursday, July 22     10am – 12 noon           Thursday, August 19            10am – 12 noon

New clients must register via a phone call to the pantry at 914-762-5510.

Unable to come to Trinity because of medical reasons?  If you are unable to make the trip to Trinity, please provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are unable to travel.  Mail the letter to Ossining Food Pantry, PO Box 869, Ossining, NY  10562.   We will make the necessary arrangements to mail coupons to your home.

¡CAMBIO EN LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS DE LOS CUPONES A PARTIR DE JULIO!

Con la disponibilidad generalizada de la vacuna COVID-19, la Despensa de Alimentos de Ossining considera que ha llegado el momento de volver a prestar asistencia a los clientes en persona en la Iglesia de la Trinidad.  Este sobre, con los cupones de junio, es el ÚLTIMO envío de cupones que recibirá.  A partir de ahora, los siguientes cambios se llevarán a cabo:

  • A partir de julio, los clientes deben venir a Trinity Church (7 South Highland Ave.) para recoger los cupones.
  • Para recibir los cupones, los clientes deben adherirse a las siguientes directivas:

o USAR UNA MÁSCARA.

O Traer una identificación que indique su nombre.

  • Los clientes pueden visitar Trinity UNA VEZ al mes para recoger los cupones. Estaremos abiertos cuatro (4) veces al mes durante la segunda y tercera semana de cada mes, como sigue:

JULIO                                                                           AGOSTO

Miércoles, 14 de julio, 6pm – 8pm                            Miércoles, 11 de agosto, 6pm – 8pm

Jueves, 15 de julio, 10am – mediodía                        Jueves, 12 de agosto, 10am – mediodía

Miércoles 21 de julio, 6pm – 8pm                              Miércoles 18 de agosto, 6pm – 8pm

Jueves, 22 de julio, 10am – mediodía                        Jueves, 19 de agosto, 10am – mediodía

  • Los nuevos clientes deben registrarse por medio de una llamada telefónica a la Despensa al 914-762-5857.
  • ¿No puede venir a Trinity por razones médicas? Si usted no puede hacer el viaje a la Trinidad, por favor proporcione una carta de su médico indicando que usted no puede viajar. Envíe la carta a Ossining Food Pantry, PO Box 869, Ossining, NY 10562.   Haremos los arreglos necesarios para enviar los cupones a su casa.

A MESSAGE TO OUR DONORS

Dear Friends of The Ossining Food Pantry,

We continue to find ourselves in the midst of uncertain times. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were already choosing between nutritious food for their family and paying rent. Over the past 16 months, the Ossining Food Pantry saw our client base triple from 400 households to well over 1,000 households.

Support for Families in Need

At the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, we shifted our client support from in-person food distribution to  mailing C-Town gift cards and Farmers Market vouchers. This approach  minimized client/volunteer interactions thereby protecting all involved.

These gift cards and vouchers represented a significant financial commitment by the Ossining Food Pantry to help feed over 1,000 client households.

Effective July, we will return to in-person distribution of coupons at Trinity Church.  We are tentatively planning to shift away from coupons and return to distribution of food in the early fall.

For now, we will continue to provide C-Town gift cards and Farmers Market coupons on a monthly basis to those who come to Trinity.  We will continue to partner with Feeding Westchester to operate a mobile food pantry.  We will also continue to provide pre-packed bags of food which are distributed every Tuesday at Trinity Church (7 So. Highland Ave) Noon-2PM.

A Community Pulling Together

Thanks to people like you, we will continue to offer coupon and food assistance to Ossining area residents who need help feeding their families.

We are an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff.  Nearly every dollar raised goes to direct food assistance.

Many of our neighbors continue to need help feeding their families.

The Need is Great.   Please help.

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.

The Ossining Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider