The Red Hook United Methodist Church provides a Food Pantry
on Sunday afternoons for anyone in need.
The mission of the Red Hook UMC Food Pantry is to alleviate hunger, prevent food waste, and nourish the community we serve. A member agency of the Regional Food Bank of NENY.
Our goal is to meet the needs of the food insecure in our community. That needs continues to increase.
We are a Client Choice pantry open to all in the community. The majority of our food is purchased from the Regional Food Bank of NENY. We also have weekly donations from Hannaford Supermarket, the Red Hook Food Exchange, which coordinates the local farms produce donations, and Panara Bread. We purchase discounted milk certificates from Stewart’s Shops. We provide a minimum of a three day food supply where we strive to ensure all food groups are represented.
From January of 2018 to January of 2023 there was a 137% increase in the number of seniors, a 130% increase in the number of children, a 75% increase in the number of adults and a 35% increase in the number of families using the food pantry. Our expenses also continue to increase.
We continue to search out grants for additional funding. We are supplementing with beautiful seasonal produce from our local farms along with other businesses in the area.
We are at 4 church Street, back by the Nursery school playground at our Educational Wing.
In order to provide the most food we can to EVERYONE, we do need your monetary donations. Our ability to buy food from the Regional Food Bank gives us a huge buying power.
Questions ? Would like to Volunteer ? Make a donation ?
phone/text to 845-750-3057 or email me at RHUMCFoodPantry@outlook.com
Board of Directors:
- Pastor Stephen Ernst, Executive Director
- Janice Williams, Director
- Tracie Dedrick
- Jenn VanVoorhis
- Joan Murray
- Phyllis Moore