Dobbs Ferry Pantry
We love to feed people! While it's great to feed folks in celebration and joy, we also love to help out wherever we can. Following the spread of the novel coronavirus in early 2020, we saw an immediate increase in families in need in our area. In fact, the local food pantry, Dobbs Ferry Pantry, experienced a rapid doubling in families in need -- while donations and sources of bulk goods dried up. Our kitchen closed early in March, as events were delayed or cancelled, and we decided to work with the food pantry to help meet their need. Chef Renée is donating her time, talent, and kitchen. We're asking the community to cover the cost of ingredients. We've committed to provide prepared food, including fresh-baked bread and healthy soups, to the pantry as long as social distancing continues. When the pantry re-opens to regular service, we've committed to purchase and repackage bulk dry goods for as long as needed. Please join us! We cannot do it without you!
Each quart & loaf of bread feeds a family of 4, so we've now fed
and counting ...
Updated May 18, 2020
Total donations received: $1540
... and passed along
April 22, 2020
80 pints of Greek egg-lemon soup & 80 small loaves of bread
April 29, 2020
80 quarts of vegetable-beef soup & 80 medium loaves of bread
May 6, 2020
81 quarts of chicken, vegetable, and rice soup & 79 medium loaves of bread (OK, Chef can't count!)
May 13, 2020
84 quarts of Southwestern chicken soup (yay, bonus soup!) & 80 medium loaves of bread
May 20, 2020
70 quarts of chicken & vegetable soup & 80 medium loaves of bread
Plus, repackaged 20 lb of rice, 10 lb of pasta, and donated 10 packages of rice noodles
What does your gift cover?
Your gift does not cover overhead or any of the costs of running our kitchen or go toward pay of any kind. Chef volunteers time, talent, and the kitchen. Your gift covers the cost of ingredients, packaging, labels, and credit card processing fees. It takes an average of approximately $160 per week to make soup and bread for 80 families served by the Pantry. It also takes about 20 hours of the Chef's time, including shopping, cooking & baking, packaging, delivery, and clean up. A gift in the virtual tip jar is always welcome. Thank you for your generosity!