Food Cupboard

The Food Cupboard is an ongoing program at St. Paul’s Parish.  The Food Cupboard is open year round on alternating Saturday mornings for grocery distribution (*8:45-10:15 am at St. Paul School in Valley Cottage – see distribution calendar). The purpose of the program is to distribute emergency food to individuals and families; helping to fill in the gap, when monthly income does not cover all expenses. Volunteers serve individuals and families who document Rockland County residence. Individuals who come for food items are provided with several bags of groceries along with a caring environment.

The food distributed comes both from government grants and donations from St. Paul’s parishioners; as well as, several local merchants.

The need for food donations is ongoing throughout the year.  Non-perishable food items may be donated to the Food Cupboard at the back building of the school on Friday evenings, before Saturday distribution dates, from 4:45-6:00 pm.

You can help by sharing your skills, talents and time.  New volunteers work with experienced workers. This is a rewarding opportunity to meet new friends while helping our neighbors. Here’s how you can help:

  • Stock Food Cupboard Shelves on select Wednesday afternoons.
  • Bag groceries on Friday nights before distribution-Saturdays.
  • Distribute food and/or help patrons carry grocery bags out of the building.

Food Donations:

The demand for our Food Cupboard continues to grow and the supplies are depleted regularly.  Every week, we depend on donors to bring the following basic items:

  • Cereal – large boxes
  • Pasta – 1 lb. packages of spaghetti or other types
  • Macaroni & Cheese – boxed mixes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned Fruits or Vegetables
  • Canned Meat – Beef Stew or canned chicken
  • Canned Soups
  • Rice

For more information, please contact the Parish Office.

*For the THANKSGIVING DISTRIBUTION ONLY:
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO HELP LOAD BAGS
PLEASE MEET THURSDAY/FRIDAY 4p – 6p+
at St. Paul’s School…and to set up – 7:15am Sat.

– the pantry opens SATURDAY at 8am.