This year the Food Pantry at Rhinebeck’s Episcopal Church of the Messiah will once again be our area’s distribution point for the county-wide Coat Giveaway of Dutchess Outreach (Poughkeepsie).
On Friday Nov. 9th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, volunteers will be giving away about 125 coats and jackets for children, women and men, available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Any remaining coats will be distributed on subsequent Fridays during regular Pantry hours ( 10:00 am to 1:00 pm).
The Pantry is located in the Parish Hall behind the Church, at 6436 Montgomery St. (Route 9 and Chestnut St).
The Pantry also continues to meet the pressing food needs of over two hundred households in the Rhinebeck area. Our volunteers deeply appreciate the cooperation we receive from the community groups, retailers and individuals who have been generously providing us with donations of food items and money. Over the holiday season we will want to be sure that all our neighbors can enjoy happy holiday meals.
Please keep us in mind as you do your shopping or plan your seasonal contributions.