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Angel Food East
Angel Food East, Inc. has expanded its mission to include those living with HIV+/ AIDS as well as those with chronic illnesses. We are working with the Office for the Aging, the Dept. of Social Services, discharge planners at local hospitals and Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc. to support our neighbors in need who may not be eligible for other nutrition programs in our area. We are in need of volunteer drivers who are available any weekday from 10:30 – 11:30 to deliver hot meals to our clients. To volunteer contact The Rev. Deacon Susan Bonsteel at 845-331-5575.
Caring Hands Soup Kitchen
The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church in Mid-Town Kingston is looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals during the week. Ideally, we are looking for teams of two people per day, with different teams to cover the week. Teams would begin working at 10:00 a.m. and be finished by 1:00 p.m. Food service experience is not necessary. Additionally, we are in the process of setting up some donated computers for a computer lab that may help people with resume preparation and job training. We also need someone with a truck or large van who is willing to pick up donations from both Hannafords in Kingston on Wednesday mornings. More info or call 331-7188.
Catholic Charities (Kingston)
seeks Food Pantry Volunteer. The Food Pantry is constantly receiving donations that must be sorted and placed for distribution. Volunteers organize the food items, keep order in public spaces, and assist clients with their needs. More info or call 340-9170.
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Woodstock
Volunteers needed to help serve the hungry, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 4pm to 6pm
Ellenville United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Phone: (845) 647-7094 Admin
83 Canal St / PO Box 591, Ellenville, NY 12428
Hours: Wed, 9 – 10:30 pm
Family of Woodstock
Woodstock Walk-in Center: 331-7080, 679-2485 or 338-2370, ask for Tamara or Sue
Family of New Paltz Walk-in Center: 255-8801, ask for Kathy
Family of Ellenville Walk-in Center: 647-2443 ask for Lisa – help needed in food pantry.
Good Neighbor Food Pantry
The Good Neighbor Food Pantry is open every Thursday morning from 9-noon in Woodstock. We are in the expansion stage to add another shift on Wednesday evenings from 4-7. We need volunteers for both Thursday morning and evening shifts. Drivers with pickups, suvâ€™s, etc. are needed on the third Monday of every month to deliver food from Hannafordâ€™s on Washington St. to the Woodstock Reformed Church. This month, our delivery is at 10:00 am and we need people. We also need people to offload the food in Woodstock at the Woodstock Reformed Church. Anyone interested in participating in these projects is invited to call 845-399-3967 or email Thurmangreco@earthlink.net. RSVP/More info.
Happy to Help Food Pantry
located in the basement of St. James Church at the corner of Fair and Pearl St., Kingston, NY seeks volunteers ages 12 and older. Several opportunities exist of varying time commitments: 2.5 hours per month assisting with food deliveries, Saturdays 1:30 -4:00 pick up at the farmers market, Sunday morning to set up pantry, Sunday afternoons to assist while the pantry is open. For youth volunteers, a parent or adult from the school should accompany the students. If you can help please, contact St. James Church at (845) 331-3030 or call Bill Yates at 338-0698 email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Helping Hands of NY Food Pantry
Helping Hands of NY Food Pantry needs volunteers in Phoenicia for food distribution every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. We put out about 8 thousands lbs of food on table in the firehouse. At 11am we all meet at the firehouse and unload the trucks that come in. We also need help at 6pm to brake down and return anything back into the storage and refrigeration unit that is left over. 688-9825 or more info.
Highland Community Action – Food Pantry, Outreach, Emergency Services, Headstart
Phone: (845) 691-8722 â€“ Admin.
15 Church St, Highland, NY 12542
Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 10â€”11:30 am & 1:30â€”3 pm
Also open for emergencies. Free bread and produce available after 1pm Wed.
New Day Tabernacle Church â€“ Food Pantry, Food Delivery for Homebound
Phone: (845) 566-4441
38 Fire House Rd, Plattekill, NY 12568
Hours: Sat 10 amâ€”12 noon; Wed 6 pmâ€”7 pm
People’s Place gets a monthly food order of eight to ten thousand pounds of food from the Regional Foodbank in Latham. We need volunteers to help bring in the food to our food pantry and to store it in our freezers and refrigerators, as well as to put the dry goods on our shelves and pallets. It typically takes an hour of work to load handtrucks with food then unload the food into our food pantry starting at 9am. Volunteers also needed every weekday morning to help with food pantry. Contact Christine at 338-4030 weekdays.
Pine Hill Area Community Supper and Food Giveaway
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Free
Occurs every 2 weeks on Mondays (see Calendar). All are welcome to the community meal; take home food if you need it, no questions asked. Potential volunteers can contact Eve or David Smith at 845-254-5304. Volunteers to help transport food from Kingston to Pine Hill especially needed. More info.
Queens Galley Volunteer Opportunities
254 Washington Avenue, Kingston
The Queens Galley needs volunteers to help with Kitchen Recycling. Need daily help with flattening cardboard boxes, removal of used cans and bottles from kitchen area to dumpster.
We also need help on Monday late afternoons to bring recyclables to curb for city pick-up and on Tuesday mornings to bring empty containers from curb back to dumpster area. More info.
Office Assistant, Kingston
Help in the Soup kitchen office Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few hours answering phones, filing, light communications via email or letter. Great for 55+
Soup kitchen help, Kingston
Assist in the preparation, serving and/or clearing of food. Help with pantry organization, inventory of food donations and greeting new guests in our dining room. Great for Kids, Teens, 55+, Groups
Cooking with kids
The Queens Galley is seeking new volunteers for Operation Frontline, a program of Share Our Strength to teach cooking/nutrition classes to children in the Highland/New Paltz/Kingston areas.
Volunteer Application (pdf)
Rochester Food Pantry
Phone: (845) 626-7501
P.O. Box 12, Accord, NY 12404
Hours: Call for appointment
Rondout Valley Food Pantry
Serving Stone Ridge, Kerhonkson, Accord, High Falls, Rosendale, Naponach 687-4013
Rosendale Food Pantry
Seeks volunteers for Monday hours, non-perishable food donations. 399-7997. More info.
St. Joseph’s Mission Church Food Pantry
Hurley. For special dietary needs (a doctor’s referral required) such as hypertension, diabetes, or AIDS/HIV. 338-7121.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Food Pantry
34 South Chestnut Street (Route 208), New Paltz. Barbara Kensett Committee for the Homebound, Thanksgiving Baskets, School Supply Drive. More info.
Saugerties Area Council of Churches – Food Pantry
Phone: (845) 246-6885
44 Livingston St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Hours: Mon & Thu 10 – 12 noon; Tue 7pmâ€”8 pm
Ulster County Community Action
seeks food pantry + office volunteers in Kingston Monday – Friday 8:30-5:30. More info.
Woodstock Area Meals on Wheels has an urgent need for someone to temporarily prepare meals for shut-ins with the help of regular volunteers. 688-2254 or more info.
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