The Food Pantry Has Moved!
In mid-September, the Food Pantry moved to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 William Street in Catskill, where it is open on Wednesdays from 1:30-6:00 p.m. For more information, please see the new Food Pantry website or call Megan Henry at 518-303-2393.
How the CCC Food Pantry started:
A couple of years ago, a volunteer approached the Catskill Community Center with an offer of regular food donations. We began operating a small Food Pantry then, usually on Wednesday afternoons. In March, with so many people out of work due to the Covid-19 crisis, the need spiked and kept rising. We enhanced our Food Pantry program, making the hours more regular and better matching the food we offered with the community’s need. We are especially grateful to the Catskill Community Garden for donating fresh produce, to the Coxsackie Community Food Pantry for helping us access a wide variety of staple foods, and to the Rubin Community Health Fund, the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and the Greene County Rural Health Network for their financial support which made it possible for us to provide fresh, healthy food to so many people.
With our building at 344 Main Street on the market, we are unable to continue running the Food Pantry from this location. We are thrilled and grateful that St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has come forward to take over the Food Pantry with no gap in service, and with the same crew of friendly volunteers. We have donated our refrigerator, freezer and related equipment to St. Luke’s, so it will continue to keep food fresh or frozen for Food Pantry recipients.