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Ulster County food pantries.

Dozens of food pantries operate in Ulster County. The centers will try to provide a box of either canned or fresh groceries to last for a few days. If a resident of the county needs immediate assistance, then soup kitchens are run by charities and they can offer a free, hot meal, such as a lunch or dinner.

The services available from the food banks are generally free, however some organizations may require either a small donation or sell discounted groceries. Another benefit to using a non-profit pantry is that the centers will try to offer more than just a bag of food. They will try to provide basic needs such as clothing, hygiene items, and seasonal support such as Thanksgiving and/or Christmas meals.

Ulster County families from all backgrounds turn to a food pantry for help. They will not discriminate based on age, race or religion. In fact, many applicants are senior citizens or families with children that need some affordable food to make it through a crisis.

Wawarsing Town
Address is 108 Canal Street
Ellenville, New York, 12428
For information, dial 845-647-7800
They receive donations from local stores, such as Wal-Mart, and provide day-old bread, fruits, coffee and pastries.

Rosendale food pantry
45 James Street
Rosendale, NY, 12472
Main phone - 845-205-2822
The location can only be used once per month. Up to 3 days worth of free food is provided to an Ulster County household.

Phoenicia United Methodist Church
21 Church Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Main Phone - 845-688-5828
The Shandaken Food Pantry and soup kitchen is on site.




Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
Location is 34 South Chestnut Street
New Paltz, New York, 12561

Saugerties Area Council Of Churches
44 Livingston Street
Saugerties, NY, 12477
Violunteers work at the churches and feed children as well as struggling families.

Saint Joseph's Mission Church
Conifer Lane
Hurley, NY, 12443
Dial 845-255-5635
The food bank meets special requests. A doctor's referral is needed, and meals or groceries can be prepared for people with diabetes, hypertension, or AIDS/HIV.

New Day Tabernacle Church
38 Fire House Road
Plattekill, NY, 12568
Main phone - 845-566-4441
Only supports children and families in the Plattekill/Wallkill School District.

Woodstock Reformed Church
Address is 18 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York, 12498
An emergency food pantry is on site. Fruits, dairy, canned meat, and more is for the working poor. Holiday meals are served too.

His Love Unveiled Food Pantry
Location is 2393 Route 300
Wallkill, NY, 12589




Rochester Food Pantry
22 Main Street
Accord, NY, 12404
For intake, call 845-626-7501
Up to a four day supply of emergency food is for low income Ulster County families.

Saint John The Evangelist Church
915 Route 212
Saugerties, NY, 12477

Ulster County Community Action Committee
70 Lindsley Street
Kingston, New York, 12401
A leading non-profit in the region. There can be a box of package of food for low income individuals and families. Other programs include clothing, referrals to Christmas programs, financial aid, or applications to government resources such as SNAP food stamps.

Ellenville United Methodist Church
Food bank is at 85 Canal St.
Ellenville, New York, 12428
Christmas meals are served to people too, including the homeless or unemployed.

Family Outreach
191 Bedell Ave
Highland , NY 12528

Memorial United Methodist Church
1928 Route 44/55
Modena, NY, 12548
Call the pantry at 845-883-7142

Saint Mary's Church
71 Grand Street
Marlboro, New York, 12542
For intake, call 845-236-4340
A free food pantry has groceries, fresh food, holiday food baskets, and soap/hygiene items.

Calvary Chapel Highland
Location is 64 Vineyard Avenue
Highland, New York, 12528
The food bank is only for households that are local to Highlands.





Saint Vincent Depaul-Saint James Church
North Road
Milton, New York, 12547
Main phone - 845-795-5430
The volunteers help the working poor and vulnerable. Senior citizens can apply for home delivered meals, there is free food from a pantry, and other social services. Financial aid, clothing, and school supplies may be provided too.

Loaves And Fishes Food Closet
Address: 45 Bridge Street
Wallkill, NY, 12589
The faith based charity mostly offer referrals. Callers can learn about everything from local housing in Ulster to food pantries and meal sites.

Salvation Army Kingston Corps
35 Cedar Street
Kingston, NY 12401
The local Ulster County non-profit. Boxes of food, shelter, Christmas toys from Angel Tree, and free back to school supplies are offered. Case managers can also help with employment and other financial needs.

Ellenville Seventh Day Adventist Church
161 Center Street
Ellenville, New York 12428
There is emergency food and other basic needs those who are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, such as seniors or the disabled in Ulster County.

Christ the King Episcopal Church
Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Dial 845-687-4013
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, food baskets, and other aid is available from the pantry for needy families.

Catholic Charities Community Services Of Ulster County
6 Adam Street
Kingston, New York, 12401
Phone number is 845-340-9170
A food pantry and other financial aid/social services are run. A focus is on individuals with special needs. There may also be clothing, household goods, and case management.

Atonement Lutheran Church
Address: 100 Market Street
Saugerties, New York, 12477
Dial 845-246-8322 for hours.
In addition to the regular pantry, a mass distribution occurs monthly. Groceries, rice, soup, and more is passed out to qualified low income families in the area.

Hosanna Assembly Of God
Location is 178 Canal Street
Ellenville, NY, 12428

Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church
122 Clinton Avenue
Kingston, NY, 12401
Dial the non-profit at 845-331-7188
The food pantry is for low-income individuals, senior citizens living on a pension or families in the community.





People's Place
Main address is 773 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
A client choice food pantry as well as clothing closet is run by this Ulster County charity.

Shandaken Town
7209 Route 28
Shandaken, New York 12480
Dial 845-688-7165
They partner with the Department of Social Services to process Food Stamp applications.

Ulster County Department Of Social Services
1061 Development Court
Kingston, New York, 12401
Phone - 845-334-5000
Provides applications to government grants and financial assistance, through SNAP food stamps, section 8 housing vouchers, and other programs.

YWCA Of Ulster County
Address is 209 Clinton Ave
Kingston, New York 12401
Main phone number is 845-338-6844
Many supplies and food programs are for low income parents, including single mothers in Ulster County. Free formula, clothing, strollers, cribs, diapers, car seats, baby supplies and more are for income qualified parents.

Christ's Lutheran Church
26 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
A soup kitchen is on site.

New Beginnings Church
The soup kitchen is at 69 Center Street
Ellenville, NY, 12428

Shiloh Baptist Church
Address: Berme Road
Ellenville, New York, 12428
A free, hot lunchtime meal is served by the charity.

Ulster County Office For The Aging
1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY, 12401
Dial 845-340-3456
The non-profit operates Meals on Wheels, which will bring a client food or a hot meal. There are also 7 feeding sites in the county for the disabled or senior citizens to drop in at. Transportation may be arranged to.

For the locations of of other food pantries, dial 914.923.1100. There are centers in the community that feed struggling families by offering groceries or directing the client to government aid such as USDA commodities or weekend backpacks of snacks for students.


By Jon McNamara













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