St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry Upgrade

St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry Upgrade

St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry in New Paltz Gets a Major Upgrade

New Paltz Times

October 18, 2018
St. Josephs Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The food pantry at St. Joseph’s Church is now much more efficient thanks to a recent upgrade that includes new shelving, lighting, a commercial grade refrigerator and a restaurant quality freezer.

As one of the area’s major resources to help combat food insecurity, St. Joseph’s Church food pantry will now be better able to serve those in need.

The project was initially identified through a meeting with Local at Heart President Craig Shankles and Father Sal of St Joseph’s Church and completed through the collaboration and help of The New Paltz Community Foundation, with the generosity and support provided by The George and Catherine Sifre Family Charitable Fund.

“It is and always has been our mission at Local at Heart to find creative ways to bring community together to raise awareness and combat the invisible epidemic of hunger in our own backyard,” said Craig Shankles.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the official opening of the new space on October 11, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church. The public is warmly invited to attend.

The Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11am – Noon. Visitors can receive food once per month.