How to donate to our local food pantries

One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is food insecurity, with families ordinarily not in need now experiencing shortages because of lost income.

The Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club has identified four (4) food pantries in our area of service. Some members who already have mailed in lump-sum contributions as part of this year’s fundraising effort (click here to refresh your memory on that process) have designated food pantry support as one thing they would like part of their donations to help underwrite.

However, other members still can contribute during this holiday period when food pantries experience particularly heavy demand.

A food pantry donation can be made through the club with a check made payable to “SRC Rotary Club” and “food pantry” in the memo line. But, please let Treasurer Murray Forth know ASAP that you plan to contribute so he can figure in that amount to the pool of pantry dollars he’s about to send out to the pantries. If you prefer, you can send checks directly to the pantries. But, if you do so, we ask that you please put “SRC Rotary Club” in the memo line.

The four pantries:

Food for Families (headquartered at Columbia High School, but serving families throughout the entire district at all grade levels)

Checks should be made payable to “Michael Leonard,” and mailed to:

Michael Leonard
Athletic Director / Food for Families Coordinator
Columbia High School
962 Luther Road

East Greenbush, NY 12061

CoNSERNS-U (a food pantry operated out ot the City of Rensselaer by Catholic Charities Tri-County Services )

Checks should be made payable to “CoNSERNS-U,” and mailed to:
Jessica ZintCoNSERNS-U Program CoordinatorCatholic Charities Tri-County ServicesP.O. Box 28, 50 Herrick StreetRensselaer, NY 12144

The Anchor Food Pantry (a pantry and thrift store service of the Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack)

Checks should be made payable to “The Anchor Food Pantry,” and mailed to:

Paula Sancomb, Manager

The Anchor Food Pantry

P.O. Box 92, 35 Boltwood Avenue,

Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033
Doors of Hope (a community-based food pantry and thrift store that recently moved to new quarters)

Checks should be made to payable to “Doors of Hope Food Pantry,” and mailed to:
Doors of Hope Food Pantry
P.O. Box 522, 12 Mall Way
West Sand Lake, NY 12196



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