Ossining Food Pantry

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A MESSAGE FROM THE OSSINING FOOD PANTRY

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 last 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.
Ossining Food Pantry Support
Starting in March, we shifted our client support from food distribution to providing C-Town gift cards. This approach requires no client/volunteer interactions thereby protecting all involved. It allows the clients to purchase foods they need and want at times that are convenient for them.
In addition to providing C-Town gift cards, we are advising callers of the local food distributions available from Feeding Westchester’s mobile food trucks as well as the ‘Grab and Go’ breakfasts and lunches available in schools for students. We are also referring callers to www.FeedingWestchester.org.
Volunteers
It is gratifying to report that we have received a number of calls and emails from people wishing to volunteer. For the foreseeable future, we will be directing potential volunteers to www.FeedingWestchester.org.
A Community Pulling Together
The gift cards represent a significant financial commitment by the Ossining Food Pantry to help feed over 400 client households. Thanks to people like you, we are able to offer support during this difficult time.
If you are able to donate in order to help us continue the gift card program, 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.

We are unable to accept volunteer offers at this time.  Please contact Feeding Westchester at 914-923-1100 if you are interested in volunteering.  

OVER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

The Ossining Food Pantry Helps over 350 people each week.

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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.

Need Food Assistance?

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 and 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.

Mobile Food 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

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.

Please help.

We are an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff.  If you’d like to volunteer  or donate, click the links on the left.

The Ossining Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.