Community Projects

Community Support for the Food Pantry

Throughout the year, we receive a generous outpouring of support from individuals and organizations in our community who stock the pantry, pack grocery and produce bags, and organize food drives, fundraisers, races, and other events to raise money and collect food for the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry. 

 

Our community partners have been especially supportive this year - since day one of the coronavirus pandemic - and we simply could not help as many people as we do without this support.  Here are some of the projects and events they organize for us:

Year-Round

  • The Croton Lions Club (top photo) packs our grocery bags every week, and also provides support for our Diaper Project.

  • The Croton Rotary Club (middle photo) packs our produce bags each week, and provides our Thanksgiving turkeys as well. 

  • Our Truck Team (bottom photo), comprised of community volunteers, unloads the Feeding Westchester Truck and shelves thousands of pounds of food every week.

  • Baked by Susan and Bagels on Hudson in Croton provide fresh bagels and baked goods every week.

  • Feeding Westchester Food Bank (the local chapter of Feeding America) provides us with an ever-growing supply of food

 

January

  • Carrie E. Tompkins Students “Souper Bowl” Food Drive

 

February

  • Croton Free Library Food Drive

 

May

  • St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 5K Race Fundraiser

  • The Croton Post Office “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

 

May to November

  • Lineage Farms CSA fresh produce donations.  

  • Additional summer produce donations from the Croton Community Garden, the Croton Rotary, and the Holy Name of Mary Church garden. 

 

October

  • The Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger Fundraiser

 

November

  • Croton Girl Scouts Food Drive

  • Croton Boy Scouts Thanksgiving food bag packing

  • Croton Rotary Thanksgiving Turkey Donations 

 

December

  • Croton Chorale Holiday Performance Fundraiser

  • Individual Donors End-of-year Donations

We have many Other Community Partners who help us throughout the year with donations of time, money, and food. For a complete list, click here.

 

 

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