Family of New Paltz

Supports the New Paltz community in need of basic essentials and crisis intervention. We help support the food pantry program with monetary donations. The food pantry is open Mon-Thurs 10-5 and Friday 9-4.

St Joseph’s Food Pantry

The food pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11-12. Those with a need can receive assistance once per month. Local at Heart makes monetary donations to the pantry so they can purchase food for the pantry at a lower price. We are helping with of a total renovation of St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, with custom shelving/cabinets, a new restaurant grade freezer and refrigerator, and a much needed lighting upgrade. We are also helping St. Josephs to become a certified kitchen.

SUNY New Paltz Student Christian Center Food Pantry

Serves students at SUNY New Paltz that do not have the means to support their daily food needs. The office is located in the Student Union building Rm 322 on campus. The pantry is open Wednesdays 1-3.

Summer Food Program

Nani Boutachka and Kathy Weiss from the United Methodist Church have partnered with Family of New Paltz to fill a need that is near to our hearts. During the school year, children with food insecurities have access to free and reduced breakfast and lunch. Backpacks full of easy to prepare food are sent home on the weekends, but holidays and the summer moths leave these children hungry. This past summer, we helped by donating enough money to feed 45 families for an entire month. And together with local girls scouts, we packed bags of food for distribution.

Helping Hands Food Pantry Food Carts
Helping Hands Food Pantry of St Charles Borromeo Church

In Gardiner, we have recently forged a new relationship with the Helping Hand Food Pantry. They are located at 2212 Rt 44/55 in Gardiner, and the food pantry is open the first Thursday of each month from 12-1 in the church hall. We look forward to providing them with monetary donations for their well used services. This year we provided industrial transport carts to Helping Hands.

New Paltz United Methodist Church
New Paltz United Methodist Church

Nani Bautochka and Kathy Weiss from the New Paltz United Methodist Church have dedicated themselves to helping those community members that have trouble making ends meet. Their continuous perseverance has helped to put food on the table for many seniors, area migrant families, and children in New Paltz for several years. We are proud to support their efforts to do good. In 2022 we committed to providing $3,000 for a year, disbursing funds for their monthly distribution.