Use of the Stephentown Food Pantry has seen an increase of 14.5 percent for the first half of 2014, compared to the first half of 2013.

To donate money to help stock the pantry, send checks to the Stephentown Food Pantry treasurer at P.O. Box 387, Stephentown, NY 12168, or drop a contribution into the pantry jar at the Stephentown Memorial Library.

The pantry is a member of the Food Bank of NENY in Latham. Donors may request any contribution made to them be applied to the Stephentown Food Pantry account as part of their Adopt-A-Pantry program.

The Stephentown Food Pantry offers short-term assistance to residents of Stephentown and Hancock, Mass. The pantry is open from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, weather permitting, at Stephentown Federated Church, Garfield Road, County Route 26.

Appointments are not needed, but new clients should bring identification showing their street address, such as a current utility bill. Requests for help are confidential. Information: (518) 487-8606.


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