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, lilacless2@yahoo.com.

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, ppseman@gmail.com.

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