Family & Household Support

This team helps with food, school supplies, household goods, furniture, and emergency financial aid. In the past, the team has maintained a food pantry and monthly sharing day at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church. Due to the coronavirus, these programs are temporarily suspended but there are still many ways to help:

  • Shop-and-Deliver: shop and deliver bags of groceries twice a month.
  • Donate food and other needed items. (To be dropped off by prior arrangement.)
  • Deliver emergency supplementary food and other needs. Items will be picked up in Kingston for delivery.
  • Identify sources for items needed by families UIDN serves. Examples include infant clothing, school supplies, household goods, or furniture.

For all of the above, contact Leslie Gallagher, 845.901.0215,

Wednesday pick up and delivery. Bags of food and non-food items are picked up at  Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston, and deliver to families. Contact: Penny Coleman, 917.617.8975,

Families in need of assistance may call UIDN’s helpline, 888-726-7276. If no one answers, leave your request and contact information on voice mail. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours. Helpline and office volunteers are bilingual English/Spanish. We do our best to help those who speak other languages.

Photo: Leslie Gallagher, UIDN