Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need
JAYNE BROOKS FOOD PANTRY
Church of Messiah parking lot
6436 Montgomery St. in Rhinebeck
Fridays from 10AM – 1PM
Thank you for your generous donation to the Jayne Brooks Food Pantry. Your contribution makes possible the direct and substantial assistance we provide to so many people, in so many households. Often the individuals we serve at the pantry express their sincere gratitude. Their appreciation extends to those, like you, who contribute to our collective endeavor.
We had just over 2,600 household visits during 2022, an increase of approximately 10% over 2021. We provided an average of 572 food packages per month, including 132 for children and 170 for the elderly. We attribute this increase in client numbers to inflated food, utility and housing costs, all of which have left many families struggling just to meet necessary expenses. Donors such as you are integral members of our team, allowing us to continue to meet those increased needs on a weekly basis.
We want to extend a special note of appreciation to our partners in the community for their assistance in raising funds on behalf of the food pantry.
What We Are Doing
The food pantry distributes food to approximately 50 – 60 households per week using a ‘choice’ approach which allows clients to select from a list of our standard non-perishable groceries. We also offer items which vary by week including fresh produce donated by local farmers, dairy products, meat, and non-perishable food items.
Our food distribution procedures are convenient and safe for our clients. Clients come into the parking lot and remain in their cars. They are greeted by a volunteer and receive a list of items from which to choose. Our volunteers bring the packages directly to the cars. During the summer months, our clients leave their cars in order to select fresh produce from an outside produce table.
We operate out of the Church of the Messiah's parking lot located at 6436 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck on Fridays from 10am to 1pm.
What You Can Do
Help our neighbors in need gain access to food staples, and prevent them from going hungry.
The Jayne Brooks Food Pantry provides a package of staples to a household based on their selections and number of family members. Contents may include:
· *Dairy items (milk, eggs, butter, cheese, etc. as available)
· *Produce (varies by season)
· *Frozen meat, poultry, seafood
· *Nuts and dried fruit snacks
· *Cooking oil and condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, etc.)
· *Coffee, tea
· *Canned goods (soup, fruit, vegetables, beans, chili, tuna, etc.)
· *Hot or cold cereal, pancake mix
· *Crackers and snack bars
· *Peanut butter and jelly
· *Powdered milk and mashed potatoes
· *Rice, pasta, dry beans
· *Pasta sauce
· *Personal care items (toilet paper, soap, shampoo)
If you prefer to send us a donation, please make checks payable to the Church of the Messiah
Memo: Food Pantry
Mail to: Church of the Messiah, P.O. Box 248, Rhinebeck, NY 12572