Food Pantry Seeks Donations
For the first half of 2014, the Stephentown Food Pantry has seen a 14.5 percent increase in use, compared to the first half of 2013. That’s food for 5760 meals! The pantry currently serves 59 households representing 162 folks, done by a team of hard-working volunteers and generous community donations of money and food items. This year’s increase means that donations are more than welcome.
The Stephentown Food Pantry has been serving the community since 1983. If you would like to donate money to help stock the pantry, you may send checks to the Stephentown Food Pantry Treasurer at P. O. Box 387, Stephentown, N.Y., 12168, or drop a contribution into the Pantry jar at the Stephentown Memorial Library.
The pantry is also a member of the Food Bank of NENY in Latham, N.Y. You may request any contribution you make to them be applied to the Stephentown Food Pantry account as part of their Adopt-A-Pantry program.
The Stephentown Food Pantry offers short-term assistance to residents of Stephentown, and Hancock, Mass. The pantry is open every Saturday morning, weather permitting, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Stephentown Federated Church on County Route 26. Appointments are not needed, but new clients should bring identification showing their street address, such as a current utility bill. As always, requests for help are confidential. For information, call 518-487-8606.