Stock The Shelves: Fishkill Food Pantry Desperately Seeking Donations
Last week we informed you that the shelves at the Fishkill Food Pantry were at an all time low, and that they were desperate for donations. The high demand for products is needed in order to provide assistance to the more than 200 families across Dutchess County the the pantry serves on a monthly basis.
Food Drive Saturday July 9th:
In order to help stock the shelves at the Fishkill Food Pantry, so that no member of the community seeking food assistance goes hungry, a Food Drive will be held on Saturday July 9th. The event will be happening from 10am until 2pm in front of the Town of Fishkill Police Station, located at 801 Rt. 52 in Fishkill. Bonus, you can even donate quickly and simply through a drive-up system they have coordinated with support from the food pantry staff, as well as Councilman Brian Were and Secertary Greg Totino, who will also be assisting with the event.
As mentioned previously, The Pantry would greatly benefit from the following items: toiletries, laundry detergent, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, soup, crackers, salad dressing, as well as other canned and non-perishable food items.
Fishkill Food Pantry Shelves Are At An All Time Low
The Fishkill Food Pantry is currently seeking donations, after sharing on social media recently that their shelves are at an all time low. Though donations of any kind are appreciated and will absolutely be accepted, the pantry is looking specifically for the following items at this time:
- pancake mix
- salad dressing
- laundry detergent
Where And When Can You Drop Off Donations (outside of the food drive)
The Fishkill Food Pantry is located at 1153 Main Street in Fishkill, adjacent to the First Reformed Church Fishkill. Open hours, where you can stop by to drop off donations, are as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am until 12pm
- Wednesday 2:30pm until 7pm
- Saturday 9am util 12pm* on the first and third Saturday of the month
Who Does The Fishkill Food Pantry Serve?
The pantry provides to those in need in Southern Dutchess County New York, and is not limited to Fishkill residents only. Families from Beacon Beekman, Chelsea, Cold Spring, Fishkill, Glenham, Hopewell Junction, Hughsonville, Pouquag, Stormville and Wappingers Falls. Those seeking assistance from the Fishkill Food Pantry must provide proof of residency for all household members, and call 845.896.4546 to make an appointment in the morning of the day you plan to visit the pantry.