CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry will move to the Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-On-Hudson on Saturday, May 7.
The move from Asbury United Methodist Church, where the pantry was founded 33 years ago, was initiated in response to the need for a larger space in which to serve the pantry’s growing number of clients. With fewer stairs, the new space will also be more accessible for older and disabled clients.
“We are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from the Holy Name of Mary Church, and we look forward to this new relationship and the opportunities it will provide for us and for our clients” said Melanie Dodson, vice president and and board member in charge of organizing the move.
The move will take place over two weekends, requiring the pantry to be closed on Saturday, April 30, to ensure that all the fixtures can be installed and the new shelving restocked.
Starting this month, the pantry's clients received flyers informing them of the new location and how to find it.
When the pantry reopens on May 7, volunteers will be out in force to escort any clients who need help finding the new location.
The food pantry will be accessed at the rear entrance to the Parish Center, with parking available in the municipal lot adjacent to Vassallo Park.
The Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry is a community-based food pantry serving clients from Croton and the other villages of Cortlandt as well as the city of Peekskill.
Open every Saturday morning year-round, the pantry serves more than 130 households per month. It is run by a volunteer board and more than 50 regular volunteers, and is supported by many organizations and individuals throughout the Croton community and beyond.
The mailing address of the Pantry is now: PO Box 633, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For additional information, visit the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry’s website.
The Holy Name of Mary Church is at 110 Grand St, Croton-On-Hudson.
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