OSSINING, N.Y. -- For 28 years, the Ossining Food Pantry has worked to lend a helping hand by working to supplement the nutritional needs of local area residents.
With a client list that has increased 16 percent this past year, pantry has come to rely, even more, on the help of local area neighbors. One such neighbor is the Ossining Bakery located at 50 North Highland Ave.
Since 2013, the Ossining Bakery has been donating bread for Thursday night and Friday morning distribution to clients. The retail value of the freshly baked bread and rolls is estimated to be over $250 per week.
Difficult economic conditions and a growing client base combine to stretch the pantry’s resources. The weekly donation of bread by the bakery is a substantive contribution to the pantry’s ongoing efforts.
The Ossining Food Pantry helps more 400 people each week who would otherwise go hungry. The pantry serves a large cross-section of residents from the greater Ossining area including individuals, couples, parents with children, senior citizens, the unemployed, the under-employed, veterans, the sick who cannot work and just regular residents who cannot make ends meet under current circumstances. But all are hungry.
The pantry is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization with no paid staff and relies on the hard work of volunteers and donations from the community.
To donate or to volunteer your time, click here or call 914-762-5510 and leave a voicemail message. Donations may also be sent to: Ossining Food Pantry P.O. Box 869 Ossining, NY 10562