Food Pantries and Meal Programs

The spring 2020 coronavirus pandemic may affect the locations and times listed below. We will update these when we receive  reliable information. In the meantime, please call and double check. Most groups accept donations and need volunteers. Contact them directly to help.

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. Request food assistance: English, Español

Many school districts are providing to-go breakfasts and/or lunches. Call your school or visit the school district’s website for details. See below for Kingston City Schools.

Accord: Town of Rochester Food Pantry, 845-626-7501, 22 Main St. 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 St. Call ahead by Wednesday at 3 p.m. to pick up on Thursday.
  • 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 Rd. Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. No lunch, fifth Wednesdays.
  • Ulster Heights Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-647-4327, 1264 Ulster Heights Rd. Drive-throughs only during the pandemic; call for times.
  • United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-647-7094, 85 Canal St. 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.

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 Ave. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. or call in an in emergency.
  • 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 Ave. 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 Ave. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Delivery available to the homebound.
  • Catholic Charities of Kingston Food Pantry, 845-340-9170, 6 Adams St. Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Open as of April 2.
  • Chiz’s Heart St., 845-399-7891, 256 Washington Ave. By appointment only during the pandemic. Call or text.
  • First Baptist Church Outreach Dinner, 845-331-5044, 77 Albany Ave. Wed., 5:30 p.m. Canceled due to pandemic.
  • Heavenbound Food Pantry, 845-616-3211, 100 Lucas Ave. 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 Ave. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • St. James Happy to Help Food Pantry, 845-331-3030, 35 Pearl St. 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 St. 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, 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 845-338-2954, 72 Spring St. By appointment only during pandemic.
  • UIDN at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz, 888-726-7276, 30 Pine Grove Ave. Food pantry  and sharing days suspended due to the coronavirus. Call about shop and deliver program.

Lake Katrine: Bread of Life Food Pantry, 865 Neighborhood Rd., bread-of-life@kingsfire.org, 844-546-4747, ext. 3. Every Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m., and 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 4 p.m.

Modena: United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 845-883-7142, 1928 Route 44/55. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

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.

Phoenicia: Town of Shandaken Food Pantry, 845-688-5670, 25 Church St. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Pine Bush: Ecumenical Food Pantry, 845-744-3390, Route 52 at New Prospect Rd. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.

Plattekill

  • New Day Tabernacle Church Food Pantry, 845-566-4441, 38 Fire House Road. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
  • Plattekill Food Pantry, 845-564-4972, 1250 Route 32. First and third Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.

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

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.

Download the two-page PDF shown below featuring food pantries and meal programs reachable by Ulster County Area Transit (created by UlsterCorps) or the Ulster County farm stand and food distribution schedule; contact sites before visiting.

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

Kingston City Schools: Pandemic Food Distribution Sites

Beginning Monday, April 6, breakfast and lunch to-go-bags are available at the following locations and times.

  • JW Bailey Middle School,  11 a.m. to noon
  • JF Kennedy Elementary School, 11 a.m. to noon.
  • George Washington Elementary School, 11 a.m. to noon
  • Sawkill Manufactured Home Park (Sawkill Road), 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Stuyvesant Charter Apartments, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Corner of Downs Street & Bruyn Avenue, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Saugerties

  • Atonement Lutheran Church, 845-246-8322, 100 Market Street. Food pantry: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-11:45 a.m. Lunch served: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon.
  • God Given Bread Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen, 845-246-8322, 100 Market Street. Pantry: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-11:45 a.m. Lunch served: Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.
  • 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 St. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

Stone Ridge Rondout Valley Food Pantry + Weekend Backpack Program, open to residents of Rondout Valley school district, 845-687-4013, Old Marbletown Town Hall, 3775 Main Street. Pantry: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m.

Wallkill

  • His Love Unveiled Food Pantry, 845-895-3006, 2393 Route 300. Second and fourth Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Reformed Church Food Pantry, 845-895-2181, 45 Bridge St. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Fridays, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 Rd. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 4-6 p.m.
  • 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, delivery 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Meals for reheating on Saturday and Sunday are delivered Fridays on request.
  • 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.