Food Pantries and Meal Programs

Ulster County residents who need food can apply to Project Resilience, a community fund supporting residents impacted by Covid-19. The County is working with not-for-profits and municipalities to deliver meals to local distribution centers, helping residents in need and supporting small businesses. Donations are welcome. Ask for food assistance: English, Español.

Many school districts are providing to-go breakfasts and/or lunches. See below for Kingston City Schools. Elsewhere in the county, call your school or visit the school district’s website. The Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative delivers food to households in the Kingston City School District in direct cooperation with the YMCA, Family of Woodstock, People’s Place, and Project Resilience. Anyone can call their emergency food hotline 1-888-316-0879.

The coronavirus pandemic may affect the locations and times listed below. We are updating when we receive  reliable information. In the meantime, please call and double check. Most groups accept donations and need volunteers. Contact them directly.

Accord: Town of Rochester Food Pantry, 845-626-7501, 22 Main Street. OPEN as of April 1; please call for an appointment and bring your own bags.

Boiceville: Reservoir Food Pantry, 845-663-3353, 4073 Route 28, Mondays, 2-4 p.m. OPEN as of March 22.

Ellenville

  • Saints Mary & Andrew Roman Catholic Church Food Pantry, 845-647-6080, 137 S. Main Street. Call by Wednesday at 3 p.m. to pick up on Thursday. Some Thursdays Catholic Charities sponsors a free farm stand; for details call 845-340-9170.
  • Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry, 845-647-5998, 161 Center. Last Monday & Tuesday of each month, 1-4 p.m.
  • Shiloh Baptist Church Soup Kitchen, 845-647-8662, 60 Berme Road. Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. No lunch, fifth Wednesdays.
  • Ulster Heights Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-647-4327, 1264 Ulster Heights Road. Drive-through only during the pandemic; call for times.
  • United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-647-7094, 85 Canal Street. Thursdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Gardiner: St. Charles Helping Hands Food Pantry, 845-255-1374, 2212 Route 44-55. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call for updates.

Highland

  • Ascension Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 845-384-6723, 21 Lower Grand Street. Pandemic hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Please call Mary, 845-834-6014, to pre-register.
  • Calvary Chapel Highland Food Pantry, 845-691-7030, 64 Vineyard Avenue. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. or call in an in emergency. CLOSED as of April 9.
  • Family Outreach Food Pantry, 845-380-8799, 529 Route 44/55. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m. OPEN as of April 1. Stay in car; helpers will bring boxes to you.
  • St. Augustine Parish Food Pantry, 845-691-7673, 35 Philips Avenue. First and third Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. OPEN as of April 1.

Kingston

  • Angel Food East, 845-331-6538, St. John’s Church, 207 Albany Avenue. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon. As of April 9: food delivery for chronically ill and homebound, Thursdays ONLY.
  • Catholic Charities of Kingston Food Pantry, 845-340-9170, 6 Adams Street. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. OPEN as of April 2.
  • Chiz’s Heart Street, 845-399-7891, 256 Washington Avenue. By appointment only during the pandemic. Call or text.
  • First Baptist Church Outreach Dinner, 845-331-5044, 77 Albany Avenue. Wed., 5:30 p.m. SUSPENDED during pandemic.
  • Heavenbound Food Pantry, 845-616-3211, 100 Lucas Avenue. First, third, and fifth Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second and fourth Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. OPEN as of April 3.
  • Pointe of Praise Family Life Center Food Pantry, 845-339-4615, 243 Hurley Avenue. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • St. James Happy to Help Food Pantry, 845-331-3030, 35 Pearl Street. As of April 5, open Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May change, please call.
  • Salvation Army of Ulster, 845-331-1803, 35 Cedar Street. Canned food, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fresh food, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Red Shield Lunches: Monday-Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
  • 2nd Church the Mission Assembly of God, 845-340-9170, 80 Elmendorf Street, farm stand sponsored by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster; alternate Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. OPEN as of July 9.
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 845-338-2954, 72 Spring Street. By appointment only during pandemic.
  • UIDN at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz, 888-726-7276, 30 Pine Grove Avenue. Beginning Wednesday, July 29, and then second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., outdoor “open house.” Families may pick up food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and other items.

Lake Katrine: Bread of Life Food Pantry, 865 Neighborhood Road, bread-of-life@kingsfire.org, 844-546-4747, ext. 3. Sundays, 12:30-2 p.m.; first and third Fridays, noon to 2 p.m. OPEN as of March 24.

Marlboro: St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry, open to residents of Marlboro and Milton, 845-236-4340, 71 Grand Street. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OPEN as of April 15.

Modena: United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-883-7142, 1928 Route 44/55. OPEN by appointment only, 845-309-0468.

New Paltz: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Food Pantry, 845-255-5635, 34 S. Chestnut Street. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon. OPEN as of April 15.

Phoenicia: Town of Shandaken Food Pantry, 845-688-5670, 25 Church Street. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon. OPEN as of April 15. Highly-vulnerable people may request delivery; please call 845-688-5004.

Pine Bush: Ecumenical Food Pantry, 845-744-3390, Route 52 & New Prospect Road. Wed., 10 a.m. to noon; Thurs., 5-7 p.m. OPEN as of April 15.

Plattekill

  • New Day Tabernacle Church Food Pantry, 845-566-4441, 38 Fire House Road. Sat., 10 a.m. to noon; Wed., 6-7 p.m. OPEN as of April 15.
  • Plattekill Food Pantry, 845-564-4972,  Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1250 Route 32. First and third Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. OPEN as of April 15.

Port Ewen Food Pantry, 845-338-0356, Esopus United Methodist Church, 151 W. Main Street. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. OPEN as of April 15.

Download the two-page PDF shown below featuring food pantries and meal programs reachable by Ulster County Area Transit (created by UlsterCorps); please contact sites before visiting. See also Ulster County Food Resources (during Covid-19) map here.

Ulster County Community Action (OPEN as of March 23) and the Regional Food Bank distribute food three times a month. Available to anyone, no income guidelines, includes fresh fruits, vegetables, canned goods, and more.

Kingston City Schools: Pandemic Food Distribution Sites

Breakfast and lunch to-go-bags are available at:

  • J. F. Kennedy Elementary School, 10-10:45 a.m. Temporarily moved due to construction; go to Iglesia Evangelica Amigos Church, 150 Murray Street.
  • George Washington Elementary School, 10-10:45 a.m.
  • M. C. Miller Middle Schoo, 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Sawkill (Road) Manufactured Home Park, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Stuyvesant Charter Apartments, 11:15 a.m. to1 2 noon
  • Corner of Downs Street & Bruyn Avenue, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon

If you cannot pick-up, please call KCSD hotline, 845-943-3938.

Rosendale Food Pantry, 845-205-2822, 45 James Street. Mondays, 9 am to 1 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OPEN as of April 15.

Saugerties

  • God Given Bread Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen, Atonement Lutheran Church, 845-246-8322, 100 Market Street. Pantry OPEN as of April 15,  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-11:45 a.m. Lunch service suspended during pandemic.
  • St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry, 845-246-9581, 915 Route 212. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Serving Town of Saugerties residents.
  • Saugerties Area Council of Churches Food Pantry, 845-246-6885, 44 Livingston Street. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. As of April 17, OPEN Tuesday evenings only to Saugerties-area residents.
  • UIDN at Trinity Episcopal Church, 888-726-7276, 32 Church Street. Beginning July 29 and then second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., outdoor “open house.” Families may pick up food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and other household items.

Stone Ridge Rondout Valley Food Pantry for residents of Rondout Valley school district, 845-687-4013, Old Marbletown Town Hall, 3775 Main Street. Pantry: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. As of April 17,  DELIVERIES ONLY. Please call to arrange.

Wallkill

  • His Love Unveiled Food Pantry, 845-895-3006, Mid-Hudson Christian Church, 2393 Route 300. OPEN as of April 17: second and fourth Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., and second and fourth Fridays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Reformed Church Food Pantry, 845-895-2181, 45 Bridge Street. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Fridays, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.Mid-Hudson Christian Church. OPEN as of April 17.

West Park: Ascension Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 845-384-6723, 1585 Route 9W.  Sundays, 1-3 p.m. OPEN as of April 3. Please call Mary, 845-834-6014, to pre-register.

Woodstock

  • Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 845-679-2336 or 845-246-3036, Christ’s Lutheran Church, 26 Mill Hill Road. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 4-6 p.m. As of April 17, OPEN for takeout only.
  • Good Neighbor Food Pantry, 845-417-5535, info.gnfpwoodstock.ny@ gmail.com, Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street at Village Green. Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Delivery available for the homebound. OPEN as of March 22. Please call or email in advance.
  • Meals on Wheels, 845-679-4656, Monday through Friday. Fresh meals delivered to homebound people in the Woodstock/Phoenicia area. OPEN as of April 18.
  • The Table at Woodstock, 845-332-8779, Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street at Village Green. Open to residents of the Onteora School District. During the pandemic send a Facebook message or email. Include: number in your household, whether you need dry goods or daily meals, and whether you can pick up (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, 4-6 p.m.) or need delivery.