The Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry has commenced its 2016 Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket Program to benefit hungry families. Through the generosity of the community, the program provides all the makings of a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. In addition, at Christmas children 16 years of age or younger receive a gift and parents have an opportunity to purchase additional presents in the Christmas Shop at nominal cost.
Families wishing to receive baskets need to provide two items, with physical street address (no post office boxes), evidencing residence in the Town of Warwick. Acceptable evidence includes: driver’s license or non-driver’s identification; lease or rental agreement; utility bill (electric, gas, oil, propane); telephone, internet service or cable television bill; green card; letter from school or employer verifying residence; or other similar evidence.
Sign-up for the program will conclude on Tues., Nov. 1. There will be no sign-ups after that date. Sign-up takes place at the Warwick United Methodist Church, located at 135 Forester Ave. (on the corner of Galloway Rd./Rte. 17A), entry at the far right from the rear parking lot. The hours are Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Provide a Basket to Those in Need, Volunteer or Make a Donation
Members of the community who wish to help may do so best by providing a basket for either or both holidays, with opportunities available from single person senior households to large multi-generational families. Community members also may volunteer on distribution days – Tues., Nov. 22 and Thurs., Dec. 22. The pantry is always pleased to receive monetary donations to help support the program. Monetary donations may be delivered or mailed to the church, attention: Holiday Food Basket Program, or made by credit card at www.warwickpantry.org. For more information call 845-986-8368 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.