Outreach


Trinity's Food Pantry

The theme for Trinity's food pantry is "Just One Can." Each week in the church bulletin we request a particular food item and ask everyone to bring just one can (or jar or box) of that item to church the following Sunday. Please place your donations in the collection baskets labeled "Food Pantry". Trinity will host guests at our Food Pantry every Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Participants may email us for further information at foodpantry@trinityfishkill.org, or by calling our dedicated food pantry phone line at 845-235-6683.

Food Pantry items that we need at Trinity on a consistent basis include small boxes of dry cereal, large boxes of dry cereal, boxes of instant oatmeal packets, 1 lb. and 2 lb. bags of rice, boxes of Mac & Cheese, dry crackers, boxes of pasta, ramen noodles, peanut butter, cans of SpaghettiOs, cans of hearty soups, cans of regular soups, cans of chili, cans of baked beans, jars of pasta sauce, cans of tuna or chicken, cans of vegetables and cans of fruit.

Fishkill Food Pantry

The Fishkill Food Pantry, located at the First Reformed Church of Fishkill, provides a five-day supply of food to residents of Southern Dutchess County during food emergencies. Clients may obtain help once every six weeks. Volunteers provide services to persons in need five days a week. Their work includes food shopping, stocking shelves, packing bags, and collecting donations for the pantry.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Each year, Trinity parishioners share in the abundance of the season by providing Thanksgiving dinners for a number of needy families in our immediate area. In cooperation with the Grace Smith House (who provides us with transitioning recipients' names and addresses), Trinity collects and/or purchases all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Grocery bags, with shopping lists attached, are available in church beginning in early November and are due back by a set date. Parishioners are invited to participate by taking a bag (or two) or by making a donation by cash or check. Delivering the assembled bags on the designated Sunday before Thanksgiving (addresses and driving directions are provided) is perhaps the most important contribution parishioners can make.

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