OSSINING, N.Y. -- Letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with other postal employees and volunteers will participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 14 in Ossining.
Across Ossining, letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in the post office and deliver them to the Ossining Food Pantry. All food items will go directly to clients during Thursday evening and Friday morning distribution at Trinity Church, as well as to local day care centers and the homebound needy.
“We are most grateful for the work to be done by the letter carriers and other post office personnel to bring the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to the Ossining area," Marty Engelhardt, president of the Ossining Food Pantry said. "The Food Pantry’s client list has increased 16-plus percent this past year and this is a wonderful way to supplement our resources so we may better serve those in need.”
The Ossining Food Pantry helps over 400 people each week. The pantry serves a large cross-section of residents from the Greater Ossining area including single individuals, couples, parents with children, senior citizens, the unemployed, the under-employed, veterans, the sick who cannot work and the well who cannot make ends meet under current circumstances.
The Ossining Food Pantry is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization with no paid staff. The Pantry relies on the hard work of volunteers and donations from the community. To donate or to volunteer time, please follow this link to the Ossining Food Pantry web site or call 914-762-5510 and leave a voicemail message. Small quantities of non-perishable food items may also be dropped off at the Briarcliff and Ossining Public Libraries. Donations may also be sent to: Ossining Food Pantry PO Box 869 Ossining, NY 10562.