Recently Rhinebeck residents participated in the highly successful Boy Scout Food Drive. With their unfailing energy and enthusiasm, the Scouts
delivered huge quantities of food to each pantry. Meanwhile, many local individuals, retailers and community groups continue to provide both financial help and food donations. Without this widespread and loyal support throughout the year, the pantries would not be able to serve the
many people who still need food aid during this period of uneven and
incomplete economic recovery.
Food from the Pantry of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah reaches over
550 adults and children in Rhinebeck and the general surrounding
area. Located in the Parish Hall behind the church at the corner of
Chestnut and Rt 9, it is open between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Fridays and
can be reached at 845-876-3533.
The Pantry of the Dutch Reformed Church, at the corner of South St and Rt
9, has over 100 active client households (serving only Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff and Staatsburg). It is open on Tuesdays from 10:00 to noon and can be reached at 845-876- 3727. At both pantries, all who come are given emergency help, but repeat visits require proof of residency.
Residents who missed the Scout drive will soon have an opportunity
to donate to the annual Post Office Food Drive in May, and can always bring
food items to the basket in Starr Library. Thank you for your help!