In response to the growing demand for food assistance in the Rivertowns, The Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry at South Presbyterian Church opened its doors in January 2011. The Pantry serves everyone who expresses need, regardless of residency status, religious belief or affiliation.

Photo of Food Pantry team in action, by Seth Harrison/The Journal News

Photo by Seth Harrison/The Journal News

The South Presbyterian Church sponsors the Food Pantry as an offshoot of its Hunger Ministries. The Pantry is run by a coalition of about 25 community members from Dobbs Ferry, Hastings on Hudson and Ardsley. Staff is 100% volunteer. Volunteers and donors are both members and non-members.

South Presbyterian Church currently provides space for the Food Pantry free of charge. This means that all of the money donated to the pantry is used to purchase items that go directly to those who need assistance.

The pantry is open every Tuesdays from 10am to noon. On average, we serve 20-25 families-approximately 125 individuals, many of whom are young children.

The Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions and donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information, and to learn more about how you can help, please visit the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry’s own web site.