Covid-19 updates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has directed all schools to provide free breakfast and lunch for students through June 30, 2021. Find information for all Ulster County school districts here.

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 2020; 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 2020.


  • FAMILY of Ellenville,, 845-647-2443, 221 Canal Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.


  • 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 2020.
  • Family Outreach Food Pantry, 845-380-8799, 529 Route 44/55. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m. Open as of April 2020. Stay in car; helpers will bring boxes to you.
  • St. Augustine Parish Food Pantry, 845-691-7673, 35 Philips Ave. First and third Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Open as of April 2020.


  • Angel Food East, 845-331-6538, St. John’s Church, 207 Albany Ave. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon. As of April 2020: delivery for chronically ill/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 2020.
  • Chiz’s Heart Street, 845-399-7891, 256 Washington Avenue. By appointment only during the pandemic. Call or text.
  • Community Fridges,, 845-331-7188. Beyond the 4 Walls Outreach, 14 Van Buren St. and Clinton Avenue Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave., both open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • First Baptist Church Outreach Dinner, 845-331-5044, 77 Albany Avenue. Closed 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 2020.
  • People’s Place, 845-338-4030, 17 St. James Street. Pandemic schedule: Cafe, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., takeout only. Food pantry, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 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 2020, open Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Times 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 2020.
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 845-338-2954, 72 Spring Street. By appointment only during pandemic.
  • UIDN, 888-726-7276, Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue. Pre-packed groceries may be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Lake Katrine: Bread of Life Food Pantry, 865 Neighborhood Road,, 844-546-4747, ext. 3. Sundays, 12:30-2 p.m.; first & third Fridays, noon to 2 p.m. Open as of March 2020.

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 2020.

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

New Paltz

  • FAMILY of New Paltz Food Pantry, 845-255-7957,, 51 North Chestnut Street. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 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 2020.
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church,  845-255-005, 90 Route 32 South, 1st and 2nd Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 845-255-5098,163 Main Street, 3rd and 5th Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
  • United Methodist Church, 845-255-5210, 1 Grove Street, 4th Sundays, 1-3 p.m.

Phoenicia: Town of Shandaken Food Pantry, 845-688-5670, 25 Church Street. Thurs., 10 a.m. to noon. Open as of April 2020. Highly-vulnerable people may request delivery; please call 845-688-5004.

At No KID Hungry, enter a zip code to find free, healthy meals. The service is in English and Spanish. You can also text the word FOOD to 877-877. Data and message rates may apply.

Download the 2-page map shown here. It was created by UlsterCorps to show food pantries and meal programs reachable by Ulster County Area Transit. Ulster County Food Resources has also created a map for use during Covid-19.

Pine Bush: Ecumenical Food Pantry, 845-744-3390, Route 52 and New Prospect Road. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Open as of April 2020.


  • New Day Tabernacle Church Food Pantry, 845-566-4441, 38 Fire House Road. As of April 2020, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
  • Plattekill Food Pantry, 845-564-4972,  Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1250 Route. 32. Open first and third Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. as of April 2020.

Port Ewen Food Pantry, 845-338-0356, Esopus United Methodist Church, 151 W. Main Street. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Open as of April 2020.

Rosendale Food Pantry, 845-205-2822, 45 James Street. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open as of April 2020.


  • God Given Bread Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen, Atonement Lutheran Church, 845-246-8322, 100 Market Street. As of April 2020, pantry open Wednesdays, 10-11:45 a.m.; lunch service suspended.
  • St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry, 845-246-9581, 915 Route 212. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. 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. Saugerties-area residents only. As of April 2020: open Tuesday evenings only.

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 2020,  Deliveries only. Please call to arrange.


  • His Love Unveiled Food Pantry, 845-895-3006, Mid-Hudson Christian Church, 2393 Route 300. As of April 2020: second and fourth Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., and second and fourth Fridays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 845-895-2181, Reformed Church Food Pantry, 45 Bridge Street. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Fridays, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to individuals and families within the Wallkill School District.

West Park: Ascension Holy Trinity Food Pantry, 845-384-6723, 1585 Route 9W.  Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Open as of April 2020. Please call Mary, 845-834-6014, to pre-register.


  • 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 2020, Open for takeout only.
  • FAMILY of Woodstock,, 845-679-2485/338-2370, 16 Rock City Road, 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. daily.
  • Good Neighbor Food Pantry,, 845-417-5535, Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street at Village Green. As of March 202o: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Delivery available for the homebound. 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 2020.
  • 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.