Food Pantry Updates: 2021
Volunteers are always welcome to come and help out. Sign up is easy and the hours are Monday 9-11 and Thursday 4- 6 pm. We will be seeking a once a month driver and truck to pick up our orders from the Regional Pantry.
Our year 2020 was a year to remember- pandemic, unemployment, chaotic days- but the pantry and its volunteers rose to the occasion. Here are our year end statistics: 1128 people were served by the pantry, 7000 + pounds of food were donated to the pantry , which does not include the fresh veggies and fruit received weekly and shared with the community. We have a team of 10 regular volunteers and a supporting cast of 10 + volunteers who helped in multiple ways – from Regional Food Pantry trips- holiday baskets- and daily with food distribution. Thank you for the gift of serving the community of Schaghticoke.
April 2019 the Schaghticoke United Church partnering withThe Pittstown Food Pantry and Mechanicville Area Community Services to host anactive food pantry within the church. The Pantry is open to all who may behungry and in need of food as well as house and self-care supplies and petsupplies. We are stocked with nonperishable food items. We have norefrigeration on site for items like milk, meat, butter etc. We do have babysupplies available. Our goal is to be sure that no one goes without what theyneed to be safe and healthy in the community. Our Pantry serves the village and town of Schaghticoke and anyone elsewho is in need. No one is turned away, and all are treated with kindness and nonjudgmentalcare. The Pantry is open: Monday 9-11 am(unless it is a calendar holiday); Thursday 4- 6 pm (unless it is a holiday)and Sunday 1-2 pm. There are also emergency contact numbers available if thereis an urgent need for food. To donate: We will post needed items list on theSchaghticoke Food Pantry Face book site weekly for needed products. We alsowelcome all donations of food and other products. We ask that you try not todonate products in glass containers, low sugar cereals and snacks, that regularsize is better than large size, and goods are not expired. Our Current list: Pasta, boxed potato, rice products, canned veggies, canned soups,kidney, black and other beans, tuna, chicken, and other canned proteins. Suga,salt and condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard, flour, brown sugarand oil are all good items to donate. Peanut butter and jelly, jello, canned fruits are always in need as isfruit juices, coffee and tea. Baby itemsinclude diapers of all sizes, baby food, formula, and baby care items. Household products like cleaning supplies anddetergent, storage and garbage bags are also welcome. Personal care items like soap, shampoo,conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant and the like are often sought, and ofcourse, TP and Paper towels are helpful. The pantry will dispense enough fooditems for 3 meals a day per person for a total of three days. Our role is to be a supplement to any groceryshopping a person can do with food stamps and or cash. We also have smallamounts of fresh locally supplied eggs on hand and bread and English muffins.Monetary donations are always appreciated and can be dropped by the Food Pantrywhen open or Mailed to the Schaghticoke Food Pantry, c/o the SchaghticokeUnited Church, 165 Main Street, PO box 148, Schaghticoke NY 12154. Be sure toinclude your info so we can acknowledge you as a sponsor of our program.
We are in the process of applying for membership in the Capital District Regional Food Pantry as well as The Capital Area Food Pantries.
The church is hosting a food pantry to assist those in the community who are facing the need for food; non-perishable food will be available three days a week.
DAYS: Monday, 9-11 am and Thursday 4-6 pm
Non-perishable food may be dropped off on Saturday mornings or during food pantry hours.