At the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, the word “community” doesn’t solely refer to the local clients who come each month to gather food for their families. It also refers to the numerous local volunteers and organizations that make this opportunity available to our food insecure neighbors: teens who stack the shelves on the second Wednesday of the month, moms who distribute the food on the following Thursday morning, local groups like Sleepy Hollow Middle School or The Church of the Magdalene that collect food donations, and dads that pick up and drive the food from the donors to the pantry. Volunteers such as those shown here, and dozens more, are vital to this program.
This month, students and staff from The Hackley School also contributed to the effort. They collected, individually wrapped and donated 80 fresh chickens to the pantry. These chickens, in addition to the pantry staples of fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, pasta, and beans, helped feed over 140 families who came to Thursday’s distribution. Kids’ Club is proud to contribute both volunteers and financial support to this important community effort, and thanks all of the volunteers for their continuing dedication and generosity.