Calling all generous residents and local cupboard cleaners:
The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry has placed a new bin in the lobby of Greenburgh Town Hall. It is run by a coalition of about 25 community members from Dobbs Ferry, Hastings and Ardsley.
All canned food donations are welcome. If you would like to donate food to the poor you can drop off your donations at Town Hall during business hours.
The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry at South Presbyterian Church opened its doors in January 2011 in response to the growing demand for food assistance in Dobbs Ferry, as well as people from the neighboring villages of Ardsley and Irvington.
The food pantry also serves people from throughout the Town of Greenburgh. The pantry serves everyone who expresses need, regardless of religious belief, affiliation or income level.
The South Presbyterian Church sponsors the Food Pantry as an offshoot of its Hunger Ministries. It is 501(c)(3) organizationVolunteers and donors are both members and non-members.
The church currently provides the space free of charge. The pantry staff is 100 percent volunteer. All of the money donated to the pantry is used to purchase items that go directly to those who need assistance.
The pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. On the last Wednesday of the month, it also is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On average, it serves 30 to 35 families or approximately 125 individuals, many of whom are young children.