Wednesday September 26, 2012

During the month of September, the Stephentown Food Pantry has provided food for 123 people, with as many as 14 families being helped.

The food pantry offers short-term assistance to residents of Stephentown and Hancock, Mass. Appointments are not needed and requests for help are confidential. Information: (518) 733-5923 or (518) 733-5675.

The pantry is open from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, weather permitting, at Stephentown Federated Church, Garfield Road, County Route 26.

A member of the Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York, the food pantry relies on community support. To make a monetary donation, mail checks to the Stephentown Food Pantry Treasurer, P.O. Box 387, Stephentown, NY 12168.

Nonperishable grocery items can be left in a collection basket at the Stephentown Memorial Library, or food can be delivered to the Federated Church on Saturday mornings during pantry hours. Some of the items constantly needed are canned fruits, tuna, and coffee.